843 people chargesheeted in panchayat poll-related offences
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 21:05
Patna: Police have chargesheeted 843 people, including 616 candidates for Mukhiya and Zila Parishad posts, in connection with poll-related offences during the Bihar panchayat polls.

Director General of Police Neelmani, while confirming it, said the charge sheets were filed in the courts against 843 people who were arrested and charged with poll-related violence and other malpractices during the panchayat polls.

The accused persons will be put on speedy trial to ensure their conviction within a time-frame, Neelmani said.

Among other preventive measures for a free and fair panchayat polls, the police have seized 6,500 cartridges and 65,888 licenced weapons and arrested 25,667 people, police said.

Besides, a cash amount of Rs 35 lakh and 1.72 lakh litres liquor have been seized from across the state during 8th phases of the panchayat polls that commenced on April 20 last, they claimed.


First Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 21:05

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