Remote, mountainous regions in the valley received a fresh spell of snowfall.
While the poll percentage in the Valley has remained dismal so far, the situation has remained peaceful in the four phases barring a few incidents of stone-pelting.
The decision to revoke the suspension of Waseem Ayub Malik and Abdul Haseeb Mir came after a three-member committee looked into the matter.
Out of 2.42 lakh voters in 24 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, only 9,678 (four per cent) turned up at heavily-fortified polling stations, officials said.
Regional parties like the National Conference, along with PDP and CPI(M), have boycotted the polls due to the legal challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution in the Supreme Court that guarantees special privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Valley has witnessed several cases of attempts by militants to snatch rifles from police personnel.
The policeman, identified as Javid Ahmad, was a resident of Warpora area in Sopore. He was working as a “follower” with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and was posted in nearby Singpora Parihaspora.
Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Election 2018 Voting HIGHLIGHTS: Out of the 300 polling stations, 241 stations – 222 in the Kashmir Division and 19 in Jammu Division – have been categorised hypersensitive, police said.
Shops and business units remained closed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley, with traffic remaining off the roads. Educational institutions and colleges also remained shut.
Hussain was arrested from Kashmir’s Tral area on July 31, less than two hours after a relative of his estranged wife had accused him of rape.
The killing of Wani, a close aide of Hizbul Mujahideen’s operations chief Riyaz Naikoo, is a setback to Hizbul as the security establishment in the Valley feared he could attract more educated youngsters to the militancy with his writings.
Police claimed to have busted a module of terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind with the arrests.
The governor’s administration made it clear that the ongoing process for the urban and rural local bodies polls in the state is being conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.
Wani, a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined militant ranks in January this year.
Doda recorded 75 per cent polling, Kishtwar followed at 72 per cent. Elsewhere, officials said polling percentage was 84 in Udhampur, 83 in Reasi, 79 in Ramban, and 79.42 in Kathua districts of Jammu region.