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Rajasthan BJP leader, supporters booked for polling day violence in Bikaner

Rajasthan voted for 199 seats of its 200-member Assembly on December 7 and results will be declared on Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  Bikaner 

BJP candidate Siddhi Kumari after casting vote for the state Assembly elections, at a polling station in Bikaner
Voting for Rajasthan Assembly elections, at a polling station in Bikaner. Photo: PTI

Senior BJP leader and his supporters were booked for allegedly thrashing two men and setting their vehicles on fire on the election day in Rajasthan's Bikaner, police said Monday.

Bhati, a former minister in the state government, and his supporters allegedly thrashed Lakshman Singh and Ganpat Ram on December 7. The BJP workers also allegedly set their vehicles on fire, officials said.

Following the incident, two separate complaints were filed on December 8 based on which police registered cases.

Alongside Bhati, the cases mention names of over a dozen BJP members. Those named include Vishwajit Singh, Jalam Singh, Rakesh Mathur, Raju Modi, Vishnu Joshi and Udaibhan.

"Acting on the complaint, FIR was registered against the accused and further investigation is on in the matter, SHO of Bajju police station, Vikram Singh, said.

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Rajasthan voted for 199 seats of its 200-member Assembly on December 7 and results will be declared on Tuesday.

First Published: Mon, December 10 2018. 15:00 IST
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