At least 26 teachers from Palghar district in Maharashtra have been booked for allegedly refusing to do election duty, say police.
According to sources. The teachers of a school in Nallasopara area were last year appointed as booth-level officers to update the voters' list and undertake other poll-related works.
They were supposed to carry out the works between June 2018 and February this year. However, when the 26 teachers did not turn up for work, an electoral registration officer-in-charge of the area complained to police.
Based on the complaint, the teachers were booked under Section 32 (1) (Breach of official duty in connection with preparatory electoral rolls) of the Representation of People Act, Katkar.