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Miscreants loot ballot boxes from 11 booths in K’Para

Kendrapara: Acute violence was seen during first phase of three tier panchayat polls at Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district. Miscreants looted the ballot box from booth number 14 in Jagdalpur village under Patkura panchayat and threw it in Chitrotpala River.

Similarly the ballot boxes from booth number 12 and 14 in Bangalpur panchayat of the district were looted, broken into pieces and ballot papers were taken away. In Ramchandrapur panchayat, after the end of polling in eight booths, miscreants looted ballot box from the polling party vehicle and set it on fire.

Police reached the spot to recover he ballot boxes and has initiated an investigation. The State Election Commission (SEC) has been intimated about the incident.

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