DDC polls: Two in Jammu and Kashmir booked for destroying polling material

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Poonch: On Tuesday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said that they have booked two persons for destroying polling material in the Mendhar area of Poonch district during the sixth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that police station Gursai received a complaint from a presiding officer namely Mohammad Ismael of polling station Keri of the DDC constituency Balakot on 13 December.

“As per the complaint on 13 December during the sixthth phase of DDC election at GHS Keri (polling station) two persons namely Gafoor Ahmad and Wahidullah Khan, polling agents of Rabia Younis Khan and Saima Khan-both independent candidates, respectively, attacked polling staff and snatched the ballot papers in order to cast bogus votes,” the official said.

He said that they had also torn out the ballot papers and other polling material and led fled from the spot.

The official said that in this connection police have registered a case FIR No. 94/2020 u/s 132,135,136 of Representation of People’s Act and section 342, 353, 323, 504 IPC and further investigation has been taken up. (KNO)

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