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Dozens arrested in kashmir over booth capturing.

Dozens arrested in kashmir over booth capturing.
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Police on Monday arrested twelve persons allegedly involved in booth capturing and not allowing voters to cast their vote at Devar Inderbugh area in Frontier district Kupwara. The area comes under Lolab constituency that went to polls on December 2 under second phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday arrested twelve persons allegedly involved in booth capturing and not allowing voters to cast their vote at Devar Inderbugh area in Frontier district Kupwara. The area comes under Lolab constituency that went to polls on December 2 under second phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police sources said that at least 12 persons captured polling booth number 3B located at Inderbugh Lolab and did not allow a voter to exercise his franchise. The action was taken on the complaint of a female voter who alleged that persons who had captured the polling booth not only barred her from exercising her right but also hurled volley of abuses towards her. The arrestees are reportedly political workers.

“We have registered a case vide FIR number 78/2014 under section 147, 354 RPC against these 12 persons,” a police official said and identified the accused as Manzoor Khan, Ghulam Ahmed Chopan, Fareed Khan, Irshad Khan, Aijaz Chopan, Azad Khan, Ishfaq Khan, Ghulam Rasool Chopan, Muhammad Maqbool Ganaie, Manzoor Khan, Syed Khan and Mudasir Ahmed, all residents of Inderbugh Devar Lolab.

By: Beigh Irshad.

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