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Tight security: People waiting for their turn to vote at a booth at Fatima School in Hubli on Saturday.
Tight security: People waiting for their turn to vote at a booth at Fatima School in Hubli on Saturday.

Staff Correspondent

Seven arrested in connection with poll-related violence

HUBLI: Repolling in polling booth 4 of Ward 47 in Hubli was peaceful on Saturday. The polling percentage recorded was 50.32.

Of the 1,218 voters, 613 exercised their franchise. Deputy Commissioner M.S. Srikar had ordered repolling after some miscreants barged into the booth on Friday and cast votes forcibly.

Security was tightened for repolling.

Arrested

The police have arrested seven persons, including a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate, in connection with booth capturing and poll-related violence on Friday.

Police Commissioner Narayan Nadamani said that the BSP candidate of Ward 47, B. Shivakumar, was among those arrested on the charge of booth capturing. He said six more had been arrested in connection with the clash between supporters of Congress candidate former mayor Prakash Kyarakatti and BJP candidate Raghavendra Ramadurg in which two persons were injured on Friday.

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He said that a search was on for 25 people in connection with poll-related violence.

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