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Haryana assembly polls: 7 injured in election-related violence

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The Times Of India
22nd October, 2019 07:30 IST

CHANDIGARH: Seven people were injured in incidents of violence, including a shootout in Rohtak, reported on Monday during voting for assembly elections in the state.

An incident of firing, arising out a personal enmity, was reported outside a booth in Jassia village of Rohtak. The man was rushed to PGIMS, Rohtak. His condition is stated to be out of danger.

Four incidents of violence were reported in Mewat. Six persons, including a woman, were injured in these. "We have registered 13 FIRs in the incidents of violence. As far as the Rohtak firing is concerned, this was due to personal enmity," said ADGP law and order Navdeep Singh Virk.

According to information, of the total 13 FIRs, seven were registered in Nuh, four in Rohtak and other two in Rewari district.

Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava said polling for all 90 seats of the state assembly was conducted in a peaceful manner. "All efforts to disrupt polling were neutralised as a result of prompt action and arrangements by the concerned SP, DSP and SHOs," he said.

Yadava said elaborate and effective security arrangements were made with the help of central armed police forces and state police. The DGP said police had also taken all possible precautionary measures for ensuring peaceful polling due to which voters turned up in large numbers in their respective polling stations to exercise their franchise. He said central forces also kept the vigil up.

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