Maoists raid polling centre in Sitamarhi in Bihar

Heavily-armed Maoists Sunday raided a polling centre and burnt electronic voting machines in Sitamarhi district of Bihar.

Sitamarhi: Heavily-armed Maoists Sunday raided a polling centre and burnt electronic voting machines
in Sitamarhi district of Bihar, where the second phase of
elections to 45 Assembly constituencies are being held under
the shadow of Maoist boycott call.

The Maoists raided the polling centre at Subaigarh
under Runisaidpur constituency and burnt some poll material
early this morning before voting began, Superintendent of
Police Rakesh Rakhi said.

Substitute polling material, including EVMs, was
rushed to the booth and voting began as per schedule, Rakhi
said.

Maoists have given a call for election boycott in
Bihar and the incident was stated to be part of their design
to enforce the call.

PTI

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