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Petition against Titlagarh Assembly Poll rejected, Bhoi slapped with Rs 1 lakh Fine

Cuttack, March 18: In a setback to Congress leader Surendra Singh Bhoi, Orissa High Court on Wednesday rejected his petition challenging Titlagarh Assembly election. He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh for not appearing in the court during hearing in the case.

The court observed that Bhoi was not cooperating in the trial proceedings.

Bhoi had contested the last year's assembly elections from Titlagarh constituency. However, he was defeated by BJD candidate Tukuni Sahoo in the poll with a margin of 14,022 votes. He had approached the high court challenging the verdict. He alleged that there was massive irregularity in the election and the counting of votes in 87 polling stations in Titlagarh.

Earlier also, Bhoi was also asked to pay fine for not appearing in the court during hearing in the case.
 

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