Extra forces deployed in Banga after a fight

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 13:48

Chandigarh: Extra paramilitary forces have
been deployed in Punjab`s Banga town in Nawanshahr district
after a fight broke out between two groups on the eve of
Assembly polls on Sunday.

"There was a fight between two groups last night after
which 50 extra paramilitary forces have been deployed there as
a precautionary measure," Punjab`s Chief Electoral Officer,
Kusumjit Sidhu said.

When asked to comment on reports that opposition Congress
is claiming that a DSP rank officer had been changed in Banga,
she said that was not the case.

"Only the forces have been deployed, but no DSP has been
changed," she said.

Polling is taking place for the 117-seat Punjab Assembly
on Monday.

With People`s Party of Punjab led by former Minister,
Manpreet Badal alleging tampering of some EVMs in Buddhlada,
the CEO said, "There were some machines from the reserve stock
being adjusted when some member from PPP thought there was
some tampering going on, which was not the case".

"The polling is going on in a peaceful manner. No
incident of any violence during the polls has been reported
from anywhere so far. Brisk polling is going on for all the
seats, with highest poll percentage by 11 AM being 32 per cent
in Gurdaspur while lowest being 15 per cent at Tarn Taran,"
sheadded.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 13:48
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