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Poll agent held for influencing voters in Haryana

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

A was arrested for interfering with the voting process in a booth in Haryana's

"Prompt action taken. FIR (first information report) lodged. Person behind bars. Observer enquired the matter personally and is satisfied that polling was never vitiated," said the on its official account on Sunday.

The action was taken after a video surfaced in which the was seemingly trying to interfere three women voters inside a booth at Asawati in on Sunday.

"The person in the video is the who has been arrested in the afternoon (Sunday) itself. FIR lodged. He was trying to effect at least 3 lady voters. Observer & RO with teams visited the booth at Asawati in Prithala constituency. He is satisfied that voting was never vitiated," the earlier tweeted.

Ten seats in voted on Sunday in the sixth phase of the elections.

In Faridabad, and BJP candidate is seeking a re-election. He is pitted against candidate and the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Pandit Naveen Jaihind.

The district recorded a 64.46 per cent turnout.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 13:24 IST