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People’s Conference leader Imran Ansari booked for  Manhandling polling officer, cop at voting booth

People’s Conference leader Imran Ansari has been booked for allegedly manhandling a police officer and a polling official during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The incident occurred on Monday at a voting booth in Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir, as part of the fifth phase of the polls. Officials reported that Ansari’s actions have led to the registration of two separate First Information Reports (FIRs) against him.

The incident took place at a polling station in the Pattan area of Baramulla, where Ansari allegedly assaulted the officials. This development has drawn significant attention, prompting the Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir, P K Pole, to seek a detailed report from the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Baramulla regarding the matter.

Ansari’s actions have been condemned widely, and the authorities have moved swiftly to address the situation. The charges against him fall under relevant sections of the Representation of People’s Act, highlighting the seriousness with which electoral misconduct is treated in the region.

The Chief Electoral Officer’s decision to call for a report underscores the importance of maintaining the integrity of the electoral process. Any disruption or misconduct during elections is taken very seriously to ensure that the democratic process is upheld.

Local sources indicated that the altercation caused significant disruption at the polling booth. The incident not only delayed the voting process but also created an atmosphere of tension among the voters present at the site.

Imran Ansari is a prominent political figure in Jammu and Kashmir, and such allegations against him could have implications for his political career and the perception of his party. The People’s Conference has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident.

The police and election officials are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. The findings will be crucial in determining the next steps and potential legal consequences for Ansari.

This incident serves as a reminder of the challenges faced during elections in volatile regions. Ensuring free, fair, and peaceful elections remains a top priority for the authorities, and any actions that jeopardize this are met with strict legal measures.

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