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63.36% votes cast in 2nd phase of polling in Jharkhand

63.36% votes cast in 2nd phase of polling in Jharkhand

Ranchi: An estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand where one person was killed in firing by security personnel near a polling booth.

The voting figure is likely to go up as reports from remote places are awaited.

Polling in the 20 constituencies had begun at 7 am amid tight security. It ended at 3 pm in 18 of them while in the rest two — Jamshedpur (East) and Jamshedpur (West) — the polling ended at 5 pm, Election Commission sources said.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das was in the fray in Jamshedpur (East). Jharkhand Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena said the man was killed when personnel of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) fired on the assailants near booth number 36 in Sisai constituency for trying to snatch their arms. Two persons who were injured in the incident were admitted to hospital, said Meena, who is also the nodal officer for Assembly election-related security measures.

Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said the incident is being probed and polling

in the booth had been suspended.

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