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Sixth complaint filed against Haryana minister Kataria


Gurgaon: A fresh police complaint has been registered against Haryana youth and sports minister Sukhbir Kataria in a bogus voting case, taking the number of complaints to six, officials said Sunday.

Five police complaints have already been lodged against the minister in Gurgaon.

Judicial Magistrate Kavita Yadav ordered the complaint against Kataria, Gurgaon legislator Sukhbir and 10 others on charges of cheating, preparing and using fake documents and criminal conspiracy.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Om Prakash Kataria of the Gurgaon-based Matdata Jagrookta Manch who alleged that forged documents were used to get voter cards made at the behest of the minister.

Kataria had won by 2,138 votes in 2009 as an independent candidate.

At least 10 cases of bogus votes are pending in various courts against the minister.