The Election Commission of India is facing criticism after a photo of Nirbhaya rape case convict Mukesh was put on its poll awareness poster in Punjab. 

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His photo as been featured alongside celebrities like Gurdan Mann and Olympian Abhinav Bindra. This has been done in a campaign poster which according to The Quint has been put up at the District Election Office in Punjab's Hoshiarpur.

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Shyam Arora, a minister in Punjab cabinet spoke to reporters regarding the matter and said that a probe must be conducted. 

It must be a case of mistaken identity. It isn't written that he is the Nirbhaya rape convict, so could be a case of mistaken identity, we will find out

This has also garnered severe criticism on social media. 

Hopefully, the Election Commission sorts this out as soon as possible.