Govt says stone pelting reported on poll day

Govt says stone pelting reported on poll day

SRINAGAR: As the polling for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was going on Thursday, several incidents of stone pelting on security forces and polling staff were reported from different areas, government said on Friday.
During the election process, security forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants at various places. However they exercised maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order problem.
Meanwhile, several police and security force personnel including two DySPs got injured due to stone pelting at different places, it said.
In one such incident at Hyderpora, a 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.
The administration has appealed the general public to cooperate with the officials discharging the poll duty in a peaceful manner and the elements involved in such unlawful activities shall be strictly dealt under law.