Independent candidate accuses policemen of casting bogus votes

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Bandipora, Oct 8: An independent candidate on Monday accused the Congress party of resorting to bogus voting in Ward No. 14 of Bandipora municipal committee.
Muhammad Akram Wani who is contesting ULB polls from Ward No. 14 of Bandipora municipal committee alleged that some policemen cast their votes early morning.
He alleged that the “bogus voters” cast votes on the directions of Congress MLA Usman Majeed as his brother Khursheed Ahmad Ganie is contesting from the same ward.
A minor scuffle also took place as the independent candidates raised hue and cry in the polling station.
Meanwhile, Presiding Officer was suspended on for allowing a woman to accompany a voter up to voting compartment in Kaloosa area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district during the municipal elections.
An official said that the presiding officer was suspended for violating the norms.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora said that the concerned presiding officer has been suspended and polling officer 1 at higher secondary school Kaloosa has been appointed as presiding officer of the concerned polling station.