Bhubaneswar: Names of Anjan Kumar Mallick (15) and Himanshu Mallick (15), students of Class IX of Ramachandra Academy, Biswadevi Patra (14) of Raghunath High School at Balasore feature in the new voters’ list which says that they are all 19 years old.
Sources said the list prepared in Basta block for the ensuing panchayat election includes names of hundreds of school children. It is being alleged that on the influence of local leaders, the school teachers added names of under-aged boys and girls in the voters’ list. Some names were also added in the block office.
Collector Akhila Bihari Ota has ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities in the preparation of the list.