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Two blasts during polling, 12 EVMs looted

india Updated: Nov 14, 2008 17:52 IST
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Four security personnel were injured in two landmine blasts by suspected naxalites who looted 12 Electronic Voting Machines during the first phase of elections in Chhattisgarh on Friday.

Two special police officers and a district police force jawan were injured in a blast near Gorkha in Dantewada district this morning, Vishwa Ranjan, Director General of Police (DGP), Chhattisgarh told PTI added.

The second blast occurred near Chintalnar in Dantewada in which a CRPF personnel was wounded.

Naxalites looted 12 EVMs in Maoist-infested Dantewada and Narayanpur district, Ranjan told PTI.

The extremists snatched nine EVMs from Bhejji, Gadiram and some other places in Dantewada district and three EVMs from Mardipal in Narayanpur district, he said.

According to Ranjan, one polling station was provided with an alternate EVM.

Alok Shukla, Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh, said re-polling will be held on all those polling booths where EVMs were looted by naxalites.

Polling was held todad in 39 constituencies spread across 10 districts.