Barring one incident of clash over an alleged attempt to influence voters in Assandh area in Karnal, voting in Karnal, Kurukshetra, and Panipat remained peaceful.
Sub-inspector Bir Singh and five others suffered injuries as two group indulged in stone-pelting at Chochra village of Assandh. Superintendent of police Abhishek Garg rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
District election officer (DEO)Balraj Singh said that Varun Verma, son of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Maratha Virender Verma, was attacked by a section of villagers in the afternoon.
“It is alleged that Varun along with others tried to influence voters at Chochra. When a section of villagers resisted, they clashed. Police official sustained a head injury when he tried to save Varun who was beaten up by the mob,” said the DEO. He said that the police had been instructed to investigate who instigate the violence, and firm action would be initiated.
Singh said the incident took place away from the voting station and the police ensured uninterrupted polling at Chochra.
Official reports from Kurukshtra and Panipat said that polling process completed without any disruption.