Stray violence mars polling across state, six arrested
Director General of Police, in charge of elections, A.N. Roy said polling in the state passed off peacefully barring a few incidents of violence.india Updated: Oct 14, 2009 01:21 IST
Director General of Police, in charge of elections, A.N. Roy said polling in the state passed off peacefully barring a few incidents of violence.
Nine cognisable and an equal number of non-cognisable offences were registered across the state.
The Mumbai police registered four cognisable offences during polling.
The Ghatkopar police registered an offence against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidate Ram Shivaji Kadam and 25 of his supporters for an altercation with police officials.
Another case of impersonation had also been registered against an Independent candidate in the same police station.
In Nashik, the police had to fire three rounds in the air to disperse a crowd of 150 to 200.
The mob, belonging to supporters of two rival candidates, clashed following the completion of polling.
At Usama village in Beed, the police intercepted a car and arrested four people who were carrying Rs 2 lakh and weapons. Four more fled in another vehicle.
Two people were arrested in Kudal in Sindhudurg for allegedly stopping a vehicle in which the Shiv Sena candidate was travelling and threatening him.