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One hospitalised after poll-related clash in Sikandrabad, case registered

Press Trust of India  |  Bulandshahr (UP) 

At least one person was hospitalised with injuries after a clash broke out between groups supporting candidates from rival parties in region here Thursday, officials said.

The incident had taken place at Alipur village in Sikandrabad, which falls in Bulandshahr but is part of parliamentary constituency that went to polls Thursday.

"Around half a dozen people were injured in the clash which also witnessed brickbats from both the sides due to an argument during the poll process," a said.

A case has been registered at the station under Indian Penal Code sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of trust) and 506 (criminal intimidation), police said.

Security was beefed up in the area after the clash, police added.

There were no other details available immediately.

Meanwhile, polling was conducted across constituency on Thursday that witnessed a voter turnout of 62.7 per cent. assembly segment registered a voter turnout of 62.5 per cent, according to poll officials.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 00:10 IST