Fatehgarh Sahib:Strict vigil and in-time police action against those trying to disturb peace, led to high polling percentage in all the three assembly segments in district Fatehgarh Sahib in recent held Punjab assembly election. Polling in rural as well as urban areas of the district by and large remained violence-free. No major incident of election-related violence was reported in the district. Elections in three assembly constiteunicies-Amloh, Fatehgarh Sahib and Bassi Pathana reserve passed off peacefully. Fatehgarh Sahib SP Daljit Singh Rana said tight security acted as deterrent against violence.
Deployment of paramilitary forces helped in maintain law and order situation in the district.
Only one incident of violence came to light when SAD candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib Didar Singh Bhatti’s younger son Jashanpreeet Singh and his supporters were booked for attacking Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib councilor Gulshan Rai Bobby and his other family members after the polling came to an end on February 4.
It was alleged that the attackers forcibly entered Bobby’s house in Humayunpur area and started beating his family members, besides damaging household goods. Bobby is close to Kuljeet Singh Nagra, sitting Fatehgarh Sahib MLA and Congress candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib. After recording the statement of councilor Bobby and his family members, registered a case against Jashanpreet Singh and other persons.
Fatehgarh Sahib assembly segment have the minimum of five candidates in state. This is the only seat where Independents are not in fray.
82 per cent polling was recorded in three assembly segment of district Fatehgarh Sahib. There was 79 per cent polling in Bassi Pathana assembly segment, 84 per cent in Fatehgarh Sahib assembly segment and 82 per cent in Amloh assembly segment.
Fatehgarh Sahib assembly constituency was one of the 35 segments of the117 constituencies of the state where voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) was used for the first time aiming to implement transparent method of polling mechanism, the Election Commission of India (EC) used the system in all the 194 polling booths in this segment.
Out of a total 1,49,715 voters (79,160 male and 70,555 female), 1,48,913 voters were eligible for using VVPAT while 802 were in-service voters.
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