Polling ends peacefully in Srinagar, Udhampur: DGP

Elections - Voting - Polls

SRINAGAR — Director General Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that polling in Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats concluded peacefully.

He said that barring some incidents of violence, polling in Kashmir valley remained peaceful. “In Jammu province also, situation remained peaceful so far,” he said.

“People in large numbers exercised their right to vote, defying boycott call by some outfits in Srinagar constituency and in Udhampur, the people had to wait for their turn to vote as they came in big numbers in all the districts going to polls today,” the DGP added.

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The DGP said the forces were advised to exercise caution at the time of de-induction as some violence is experienced during this process.

“In Kashmir, I monitored election arrangements along with other senior officers including ADG CID, ADG armed police, ADG CRPF, IGP Kashmir, IG BSF and IG CRPF. Adequate security arrangements were made and supervised by DIGs, District SPs, commandants of police and Central Armed Police Forces,” he added.

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