ROs, AROs left high and dry

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Srinagar, Oct 15: Even as the fourth phase of ULB elections comes to an end tomorrow, the returning officers and the assistant returning officers (ARO) have been left high and dry.
An Assistant Returning Officer said that they were given cheque books and debit cards but to their disappointment; there is no money in the bank accounts.
He said some ARTOs had spent money out of their pockets to ensure hassle-free elections.
The ARTOs, he said, have questioned the promise of additional one month salary in favour of the polling staff.
They have demand immediate release of money in their favour.
Despite repeated attempts, Chief Electoral Officer (J&K) Shaleen Kabra could not be contacted for comments. (GNS)