12 pc cast their vote in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh

Published on May 10, 2004 03:40 PM IST

Stray incidents of violence, including the killing of an Akali Dal leader were reported from Punjab and Haryana as nearly 12% voting was reported in the first three hours of polling.

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Stray incidents of violence, including the killing of an Akali Dal leader were reported from Punjab and Haryana as nearly 12 per cent voting was reported in the first three hours of polling in the two states and the lone Lok Sabha seat of Chandigarh.

SAD leader Jagpal Singh Sohali was shot dead by two gunmen in Sudhar police station area of Ludhiana in Punjab. Police said it had identified one of the assailants.

Another SAD worker was allegedly attacked by some persons in Shutrana area of Patiala Lok Sabha constituency.

A Polling Officer was thrashed allegedly by the supporters of a Congress Minister in Konkpur village in Naggal assembly segment of Ambala in Haryana.

Prominent among those who had cast their vote in the first three hours of polling included SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal and his son and party candidate from Faridkot Lok Sabha constituency Sukhbir Singh Badal. Both cast their votes in their native village Badal in the Lambi Assembly segment of Faridkot.

Punjab Chief Minister's wife and Congress candidate from Patiala Lok Sabha constituency Preneet Kaur also cast her vote from Patiala this morning.

Elections are being held in 23 constituencies in the two states and the Chandigarh seat in the last phase of the elections on Monday.

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