No one can be allowed to dilute right to free and fair elections, booth capturing/ bogus voting must be dealt with iron hands: Supreme Court

The essence of the electoral system should be to ensure the freedom of voters to exercise their free choice. Any attempt at booth capturing should be dealt with iron hands as it affects democracy, the Court said.
Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah
Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah

The Supreme Court on Friday emphasized that any attempt at booth capturing or bogus voting should be dealt with iron hands since it affects the rule of law and democracy [Lakshman Singh v. State of Bihar (now Jharkhand)].

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