A five-member polling party of a border polling station was arrested on Monday when it violated the code of conduct by staying in the house of a kin of People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Mendhar assembly constituency of Poonch district which went to polls today, an election department official said.
The polling party of 89-Gursai polling station in Mendhar constituency, led by presiding officer Inderjeet Singh, violated the code of conduct by staying at the house of a kin of PDP candidate Rafiq Hussain Khan, District Election Officer (DEO) Mohammad Afzal Bhat told PTI.
The polling party was replaced by the Election Commission before the polling began, he said.
No incident of booth capturing, rigging or clashes has been reported from anywhere in the district as ten per cent of polling was recorded by 1000 hours, Bhat said.
The polling started at 0800 hours this morning in three assembly constituencies of Poonch- Mendhar, Surankote and Poonch. 37 candidates are in fray from these seats.