Bhubaneswar: Jajpur district collector and returning officer suspended three polling officers for dereliction of duty during the fourth phase of polls on Monday.
The collector suspended presiding officer of booth no. 191, Baikunthanath Mallick, and presiding officer of booth no. 135, Dhirendra Tripathy, in Binjharpur for allegedly influencing voters and asked the police to immediately arrest Mallick.
Another polling officer, Janardan Prusty of booth no. 196 in Sukinda, has also been put under suspension.