69 officials punished by Election Commission over irregularities

Some of them were fired and some were demoted

For their involvement in numerous offences, including unethical activities and National Identity Card (NID) forgery, the Election Commission (EC) meted out different punishments to 69 officials and employees. 

There were 25 first-grade officials among them, including a deputy secretary and a regional election officer.

Three second-grade officers were among the 69. 

The list also included 25 third-grade and 16 fourth-grade officials.

Departmental proceedings were started against these 69 between 2018 and 2022.

Several of them were sacked, while some were demoted.

Many others will not get an increment for one-three years.

Others were let off with a warning.