SI, five villagers injured in clash at Assandh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Oct 15, 2014 18:46 IST

Barring one incident of clash between rival factions of candidates in Assandh area in Karnal, voting processing in Karnal, Kurukshetra, and Panipat remained peaceful.

A sub inspector Bir Singh and five others sustained injuries as two group indulged in stone pelting at Chochra village in Assandh.

Superintendent of police Abhishek Garg rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

District election officer (DEO) Balraj Singh said Varun Verma, son of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Maratha Virender Verma, was attacked by a section of villagers this 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 head injury when he tried to save Varun who was beaten up by the mob,” said DEO.

He said the police had been instructed to investigate who instigated the violence and said firm action would be initiated against the erring individual.

Singh said incident took place away from the voting station and the police ensured uninterrupted polling at Chochra.

Singh said no violence or any major issue pertaining to polling was reported.

Official reports from Kurukshtra and Panipat polling process was completed without any disruption.

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