HC scraps cooperative registrar’s notification

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Monday cancelled the notification issued by Co-operative registrar mentioning inclusion of new voters in the list for the ensuing co-operative elections scheduled on January 18 and 25, 2015.

A single-judge bench of Justice Biswanath Rath ruled that only the valid voters enlisted in the notification of October 27 can cast votes. The bench directed for scrapping of the notification regarding fresh voter list while pronouncing verdict on a petition of Nadia Barai Co-operative Society.

The court asked the Co-operative election commissioner to conduct the polls removing the voters from the list those were registered after October 27.

Notably, the Co-operative registrar had issued a notification on November 17 for rectification of the voter list.