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Several incident of stone pelting during polling in Srinagar constituency: Govt   

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Srinagar: The government on Thursday said as the polling for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was going on, several incidents of stone pelting on government forces and polling staffs were reported.

During the election process, government forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants who had congregated at various places. However government forces while dealing with such hostile stone pelting mobs exercised utmost restraint.

Consequently, several police and government force personnel including two DySsP and several other cops got injured due to stone pelting.

In another incident of stone pelting at Hyderpora, one civilian driver identified as Mohammad Yaseen Dar (22) sustained critical injuries in his head. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital and is stated to be critical, an official spokesman said.

“Security forces exercised utmost restraint while dealing with hostile stone pelting mobs and it was due this  that the polling process concluded peacefully today,” he said, adding, “The administration therefore appeal people to cooperate with the officials in discharging the lawful duty of conducting poll in a peaceful manner and elements involved in such unlawful activities shall be strictly dealt under law.”


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