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Polling brisk and peaceful in Bhainsa

Polling station in Bhainsa Municipality on Wednesday.

Polling station in Bhainsa Municipality on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: S. Harpal Singh

Voters are out in good number under strong police presence in this communally sensitive town which had witnessed clashes recently

Polling was brisk and peaceful in Bhainsa Municipality of Nirmal district on Wednesday for the urban local body elections.

Under the watchful eyes of a strong police force, including a company of Rapid Action Force (RAF), voters turned up at respective polling stations in good numbers.

Turn up sans fear

It may be recalled that the communally sensitive town had been rocked by violence just 10 days ago as two communities clashed. The incident had spread scare among locals then. However, it appeared that has passed and fear was not seen as voters formed queues even at hyper-sensitive polling stations.

Nirmal Superintendent of Police C. Shashidhar Raju supervised all measures to ensure peace during the polling process. He kept visiting wards which have a history of violence in a bid to reassure voters of safety.

Polling station in Bhainsa Municipality on Wednesday.

Polling station in Bhainsa Municipality on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: S. Harpal Singh

 

Long queues

About 12 per cent polling was recorded by 9 am which did not give an exact picture of the briskness of the process. More voters have queued up than the number of those who have already voted.

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