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Two booth capturing bids foiled

Two alleged booth capturing bids foiled in Rajasthan's Bhratpur district during the state assembly elections.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2013 15:47 IST
Rajasthan polls,Bharatpur district,Dhabak

Two alleged booth capturing bids werefoiled in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district during the state assembly elections today.

"Several people tried to storm into a polling station for suspected booth capturing in Dhabak area in Nagar constituency but were pushed outside," Bharatpur District Collector Neeraj K Pawan told PTI.

He said that they were accompanied by Nagar MLA Anita Singh who also threatened polling officers.

"Sector magistrate informed me that he was threatened by the MLA and her supporters. Additional force was rushed to the area immediately and the situation is under control," he said, adding, that the polling remained unaffected.

In Mawai area, some people also tried to capture a booth but the situation was soon brought under control, sources said.

BJP MLA Anita Singh refuted the allegations of booth capturing attempt by her supporters in Dhabak. "No such effort was made by my supporters," she said.

The MLA said that it was she who informed the Collector about the booth capturing attempt in Mawai area.

First Published: Dec 01, 2013 11:48 IST