The Cachar district administration in Assam on Friday said it will conduct an enquiry into media reports that "a few election officers" were spotted with ballot papers here.
A preliminary investigation revealed that no official engaged in the polling process was involved in the reported incident, district Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli told PTI.
According to the media reports, the "polling officers were seen with ballot papers on Thursday night".
"Election officers do not discharge their duties at night. Since a section of media reported that a few polling officers were spotted with ballot papers last night, we will order an enquiry into it," she said.
Silchar constituency went to the poll in the second phase of the assembly elections on April 1.
Referring to a separate incident in connection with dispatching of postal ballot twice to a voter, the district administration said the media reports, in this case, were confusing.
After a proper investigation into the incident, it was found that the postal ballot was sent to a wrong person because of mistaken identity, according to a statement issued by the district administration.
A teacher of a government school, Sumitra Das, who is a resident of Vivekananda Road area in the town, applied for a postal ballot and the postman delivered it to another Sumitra Das, who also resides in the same locality and is engaged in private tuition, it quoted the DC as saying.