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Repolling underway in Nagaland, moderate polling reported

Voters at Ladaigarh Polling Station No 1 could not cast votes due to "forcible occupation" by Assam police on April 9. Tweet This
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polling-nagaland 1 Polling was arranged at Piching Nullah area in the village for the day

Repolling in two polling stations and polling in one booth was being held on Saturday in Longleng and Zunheboto districts of Nagaland.

Polling was being conducted at Ladaigarh Polling Station No 1 in Longleng district as people could not cast their votes due to “forcible occupation” of the polling station allegedly by Assam police on April 9.

Polling was arranged at Piching Nullah area in the village for the day, said Returning Officer Temjen Toy.

Moderate repolling has been reported from Akhakhu PS No 2 and Naltoqa PS No 25 in Zunheboto district.

Senior civil and police officials are camping in the area to oversee the conduct of the poll.

Adequate security has also been arranged in case of any eventuality, election office sources said.

Election Commission had ordered repoll in the two polling stations on May 8 following findings of the scrutiny committee that Akhakhu had cast 44 extra votes, while in Naltoqa, votes of 11 local people, who were on poll duty outside, were fraudulently cast by imposters, said the sources.

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