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FIR against Mehbooba

May 05, 2004 02:39 AM IST

An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti following a directive from the Election Commission (EC). Mehbooba, a candidate from Anantnag, was charged with intimidating voters during polling on April 26.

An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti following a directive from the Election Commission (EC). Mehbooba, a candidate from Anantnag, was charged with intimidating voters during polling on April 26.

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EC spokesman A.N. Jha said the panel issued the directive after receiving complaints that she had pulled off the veil from a voter's face at a polling station. While the National Conference had said that Mehbooba had done this to intimidate the woman, her supporters said it was only an attempt to verify the voter's identity.
The complaint had also said that Mehbooba had stormed into the polling booth along with her security guards and threatened voters.

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