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JNUSU polls: Counting stopped after attempt of ballot capture

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Counting of votes for the University Students' Union (JNUSU) polls were stopped on Saturday when two principal contenders of an unnamed political group along with their supporters barged into a counting centre and tried to snatch boxes, the varsity said.

The counting of votes for the annual students' elections began on Friday night at 10 p.m. after the polling concluded at 5.30 p.m.

"JNUSU 2018-19 hereby brings to the immediate notice that the counting process has been suspended due to forcible entry into the counting venue and attempting to snatch sealed boxes as well as papers.

"This was in addition to intimidation and violence on our Election Committee, including on our female members led by a presidential and a candidate," the committee said in a statement.

At around 4 a.m., vandals broke the window panes of the counting centre and injured a few students who tried to resist the attempt.

The counting has been stopped indefinitely and a meeting of has been called fot further action.



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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 11:58 IST