Polling largely peaceful in Hyderabad: CP

Barring a few incidents of sporadic violence, the polling in 15 Assembly Constituencies and two Parliamentary Constituencies concluded peacefully on Wednesday.

The polling was held in 3446 polling stations from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and a little over 53 per cent of polling was reported in the city. The polling went off peacefully, except some sporadic incidents reported in Goshamahal, Amberpet and Yakutpura Assembly constituencies. According to Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma, the city police had made elaborate bandobust arrangements by deploying force of 18,000 covering all sensitive and hyper sensitive polling stations and areas to ensure free and fair polling and also to prevent occurrence of any untoward incidents.

The Commissioner said that contesting candidates Mumtaz Ahmed Khan of MIM and Majeedullah Khan Farhat of MBT were taken into preventive custody, as they were moving in the Yakuthpura Assembly Constituency along with their followers violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Apart from above two cases have been registered against Vikram Goud, son of contesting candidate Mukesh Goud, of Congress from Goshamahal and V Hanumanth Rao, contesting candidate of Congress from Amberpet for assaulting the rival party workers.

Besides the above cases, another four cases were reported. While one case was registered against Venkat Rao, contesting candidate of YSRCP from Secunderabad Cantonment for distributing pamphlets, another case was registered against Mohammed Amer of Gowlipura for casting bogus vote at polling booth No. 116, Crescent High School, Deewan Devdi. Another case has been registered against Mujeedullah Khan Farhat for allegedly obstructing the voters at Chacha Auto Garage in Bhavaninagar and one case against Gajjela Kantham, contesting candidate of Congress-I from Cantonment for obstructing the police from discharging their duties.

“Overall the polling went off peacefully, due to constant vigil and good work done by security forces. We thank the people of Hyderabad city for maintain peace and calm during process,” the Commissioner said. (INN)