Polling ends peacefully in Seemandhra, claims DGP
Polling Ends Peacefully in Seemandhra, Claims DGP, Barring sporadic incidents of violence, polling was by and large peaceful in 175 Assembly and 25 Parliamentary constituencies in the 13 districts of Seemandhra region in the eighth phase.
- Sporadic incidents of violence in various districts
- Maoist takes away EVMs from a polling booth at Palakajeedi village
Hyderabad: Barring sporadic incidents of violence, polling was by and large peaceful in 175 Assembly and 25 Parliamentary constituencies in the 13 districts of Seemandhra region in the eighth phase.
Director General of Police (DGP) B Prasada Rao said that the State police along with central paramilitary forces provided effective ‘bandobust’ at all the polling stations. At two places in Guntur district and at Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, police had to open a few rounds of fire into the air to disperse the aggressive crowds near the polling stations.
Similarly at some places in Kadapa, Anantapur, Kurnool, Chittoor, Guntur, West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts, there were complaints regarding assault on polling agents of TDP or YSRCP by the supporters of one or the other parties. Stone pelting incidents were reported in Kadapa, Anantapur, Guntur and Chittoor districts. The police intervened and dispersed the clashing mobs and the polling continued without disruption, he said.
“In Visakhapatnam district, Maoists took away 2 EVMs from a polling booth in Palakajeedi village of Koyyur mandal and also burnt a Bolero jeep of the polling staff. Re-polling has been ordered by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO),” the DGP informed. Cases are being registered and investigation is being taken up in all the reported incidents.