J&K panchayat polls: 82% vote registered in ninth phase



Jammu: The ninth phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections concluded peacefully on Monday with over 82 percent polling recorded, officials said.

"82.13 percent polling was registered in the nine phase of the panchayat elections. The polls passed off peacefully," they said.

Today's polling will decide the fate of 253 sarpanches and 1,790 panches in nine blocks -- Ramban, Kathua, Srinagar, Kishtwar, Singhpora (Baramulla), Sumbal (Bandipora), Tangdhar (Kupwara), Khoveripora (Anantnag) and Marh (Jammu).

PTI