Srinagar, Nov 28: The first of the 8-phased elections to maiden DDC elections passed of peacefully in Kashmir Valley on Saturday.
By-elections to 12,153 panchayat constituencies are also taking place along with the DDC polls. Out of these, 11,814 are in the Kashmir valley and the rest 339 in Jammu.
Authorities had placed heightened security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the polls which will decide fate of 1,475 candidates across Jammu and Kashmir. “Over all situations remained under control throughout Kashmir division except one incident of minor stone pelting at polling location CR Pora in kulgam district in which one voter injured,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar told GNS. He said an FIR has registered at police station DH Pora and investigation taken up. The first phase of the polls saw a turnout of 51.76% across J&K, Station Election Commissioner K K Sharma told reporters at a press conference in Jammu.
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