Five gram pradhan candidates held for issuing threats
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Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010, 21:40
Ghaziabad: Five persons contesting panchayat elections for the post of gram pradhan from Sikrali village have been arrested on charges of issuing life threats to each other and breach of peace, police said.

District Magistrate Hredesh Kumar issued the arrest orders after Rajesh filed a written complaint against the four that they were allegedly threatening him.

Kumar said Lakhmi, Virender, Joginder and Delay Singh and the complainant himself have been arrested on charges of issuing threats to one another and breach of peace.

The five candidates were taken into custody and challaned under section 151 of the IPC.

Another candidate Rahisuddin, contesting from Badarpur in Loni block, has been arrested and sent to jail for his alleged involvement in criminal acts, police said.

Meanwhile, the third phase of panchayat elections in Simbhwali and Garhmukteshwar were held peacefully today and 72 per cent votes were registered.


First Published: Friday, October 22, 2010, 21:40

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