Violence mars Bihar polls

Published: 11th April 2014 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2014 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

Lok Sabha polls in Bihar were once again marred by violence as two CRPF jawans were killed and seven injured even before polling began  on Thursday. “About 53 percent of the electors have voted despite Maoist threat. Polling was slow in the early hours, but picked up later in the day,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshaman told media after voting concluded. The incident occurred in Haveli Kharagpur area of Munger district while victims were on their way to polling stations of Jamui constituency. Following this, the Jamui district administration cancelled election at 12 polling booths. Security forces also recovered two IEDs from the spot.  

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