Re-poll: No votes, but blows rained in Beerwah

It was a day devoid of any voting. However, workers associated with various political parties sorted it out in the open as clashes erupted at Beerwa resulting in exchange of blows between rival groups.
Reports said that clashes erupted between PDP and NC workers at Badren polling station in Beerwah constituency of Budgam district on Thursday.
Police sources said that some PDP leaders entered the polling booth accompanied by dozens of ‘mobile voters’.
As these mobile voters started casting their votes, the local village Numberdar raised reservations by alleging that the voters were non-locals, sources said.
Soon heated arguments followed between the activists of NC and PDP which resulted in the clashes and exchange of blows.
Later a local National Conference leader also appeared at the scene accompanied by number of supporters that added fuel to the brawl, reports said.
However, senior police officials refused to detail on the incident saying we are gathering information.
Pertinently, re-poll was ordered in 38 polling stations of Chadoora, Chrarai Sharief, Khansahib and Beerwah tehsils of Budgam district where violence had disrupted the process on Sunday and at least eight people were killed in the clashes.

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