FIR against 100 SP supporters
An FIR has been lodged against 100 supporters of Samajwadi Party in Etawah district for allegedly attempting to capture two booths during repolling in Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency.india Updated: May 12, 2009 13:44 IST
An FIR has been lodged against 100 supporters of Samajwadi Party in Etawah district for allegedly attempting to capture two booths during repolling in Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency.
The case was registered against the SP supporters last night for disrupting poll process at two booths in Parsana area, where repoll was held yesterday, District Magistrate Etawah D C Shukla said on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Etawah, Kripa Shanker said the FIR was lodged by a static observer Bhim Singh, who had alleged that the SP workers attempted to capture the booths.
"The case is being investigated further," he said.
Earlier, following complaints of irregularities in polling on May 7, the Election Commission ordered repolling at two polling stations in Mainpuri parliamentary constituency.
Sources said that during repolling yesterday, some local residents got agitated over restrictions being imposed by the administration and had a minor scuffle with the police personnel.
Reports said the agitated crowd pushed a circle officer. However, it was denied by the administrative officials.
SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has met party workers, the district magistrate, SSP and central observer Malay Amitash in this connection.
First Published: May 12, 2009 13:39 IST