2 Dec 2013

Forged details used in campaign, court told

8:39 pm on 2 December 2013

The Crown says seven men were involved in trying to hood-wink electoral authorities into registering an extra 116 voters to a South Auckland electorate.

Daljit Singh, a real-estate agent, Justice of the Peace and senior member of the Supreme Seikh Council, unsuccessfully stood for a seat on the Otara-Papatoetoe local board in the 2010 super city campaign.

Mr Singh and six others are on trial at the High Court in Auckland where Crown prosecutor Robin McCoubrey said that the men took part in a fraud.

Mr McCoubrey said on Monday they sent the personal details of over 100 voters to authorities and registered them to the area where Mr Singh was standing.

Some of those registered lived in India, Timaru and Tauranga, he said.