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Bihar panchayat polls: 235 people arrested during six phase

Last Updated: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 17:44

Patna: Altogether 235 people were arrested
during the sixth phase of panchayat elections in Bihar on Friday
which was by and large peaceful, a top police officer said.

"We made 235 preventive arrests and seized cash from
people trying to disturb polling, Director General of Police
Neelmani said to a news agency.

Around 58 Vehicles, 15 mobile phones besides Rs 75,000
in cash were seized during the operation to ensure the
free and fair poll, he said.

Polling was held for the 28057 posts of village heads,
members of gram panchayat, gram kachahri, sarpanchs, gram
panchayats, panchayat samiti members and district board
members in 58 blocks of the state.


First Published: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 17:44
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