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Serious allegation leveled by Mehbooba against security forces in Shopian

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By: Mudasir Ahmad Khan VOV


Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PAGD vice president Mehbooba Mufti has alleged that security forces and police in a village of Shopian during the fifth phase of DDC polls were trying to favor a particular party. This is the first allegation against the forces and police for rigging the election.

On Twitter Mehbooba Mufti said, “Security forces have cordoned Matribugh in Shopian & are not allowing people to come out to vote under the pretext of inputs about presence of militants. In a brazen display of power, armed forces are being used to rig this election & favour a particular party @ECISVEEP @adgpi.”

Polling is underway for the fifth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir including in Shopian segment about which Mehbooba Mufti has mentioned in her tweet.

According to the SEC press briefing in the fifth phase polling was being held today in 37 DDC seats — 17 in the Kashmir division and 20 in the Jammu division.

A total of 155 candidates, including 30 females, are in the fray for 17 DDC constituencies in the Kashmir division.

In the Jammu division, 144 candidates, including 40 females, are in the fray for 20 constituencies.

Polling is also being held for panch and sarpanch vacancies notified in the fifth phase, while the final results of the polling percentage would come out from the SEC office.

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