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Bengal man receives his voter ID card with dog's picture on it

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 March 2020, 11:50 IST

Sunil Karmakar, a resident of Ramnagar village in Murshidabad, was issued a voter ID card with a dog’s image on it. However, the Block Development Officer (BDO) has asserted that the image has already been corrected and Karmakar will get the corrected ID card with proper image.

Sunil Karmakar on Wednesday stated that he put in an application for correction in his voter ID card and when he received a revised card, it had a dog’s picture instead of his own.

"Yesterday I was called at Dulal Smriti School and this voter ID card was given to me. I saw the photo. The officer there signed and gave it to me but he didn't see the photo. This is playing with my dignity. I will go to the BDO office and request that this should not happen again," he added.


In the meantime, Rajarshi Chakraborty, BDO, has said if it has been done by mistake, the voter card will be rectified.

"It's not his final voter ID card. If there is a mistake, it'll be corrected. As far as the dog's photo is concerned, it might have been done by someone while filling online application. The photo has already been corrected. He'll get the final ID card with the correct photo," he added.

First published: 5 March 2020, 10:38 IST