Assembly elections: Polling largely peaceful in Mumbai
Barring a few stray incidents, voting was by and large peaceful on Wednesday in Mumbai, which has 36 Assembly constituencies.
Mumbai: Barring a few stray incidents, voting was by and large peaceful on Wednesday in Mumbai, which has 36 Assembly constituencies.
A clash between activists of two political parties and cases of recovery of cash allegedly meant for voters were reported from the metropolis, police said.
A stone was thrown by a suspected MNS worker at the car of Geeta Gawli, daughter of former gangster Arun Gawli, near a polling booth. Geeta, who is contesting from Byculla on Akhil Bharatiya Sena ticket, was not in the car, whose rear window was broken, they said.
Tension prevailed briefly when Akhil Bharatiya Sena activists objected to MNS workers sporting the latter party's caps at Byculla.
"We are inquiring into the matter. Except this minor clash in Byculla, the polling in the metropolis was peaceful," Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay Kulkarni said.
In another case, a Congress worker, Niloba Sarode, was found distributing cash to voters in suburban Chembur.
A non-cognisable offence was registered against him and Rs 31,500 confiscated, police said.
In two separate cases at suburban Vikhroli and South Mumbai, Rs 25.66 lakh in cash was seized from three persons, police said.
In another incident, over 300 "voting cards" were recovered from a woman and a minor boy deputed at Congress helpdesk outside a polling station in suburban Bandra.
"We are verifying if these cards are original or fake and accordingly, action would be initiated," said an officer at Bandra police station.