November 26, 2014 3:20:23 am
A couple of firing incidents and the recovery of some IEDs marked polling in Jharkhand, which saw a 62 per cent turnout, and improvement from the 58.04 in these constituencies in 2009.
A suspected Maoist squad opened fire on a polling party in Chattarpur; BSF jawans repelled them with return fire. In Bishrampur, a group fired at the vehicle of candidate Gobind Singh.
In Palamu, 57 EVMs from 19 booths were taken to a CISF camp with forces suspecting Maoists had planted landmines along the way. Forces defused four IEDs in the same district. At Mahuadanr of Latehar, poll officials evacuated two booths and conducted polling in an open field after suspected IEDs were spotted in a primary school.
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