Chandigarh: Extra paramilitary forces have been deployed in Punjab's Banga town in Nawanshahr district after a fight broke out between two groups on the eve of Assembly polls on Sunday.

"There was a fight between two groups last night after which 50 extra paramilitary forces have been deployed there as a precautionary measure," Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer, Kusumjit Sidhu told.

When asked to comment on reports that opposition Congress is claiming that a DSP rank officer had been changed in Banga, she said that was not the case.

"Only the forces have been deployed, but no DSP has been changed," she said.

Polling is taking place for the 117-seat Punjab Assembly on Monday.

With People's Party of Punjab led by former Minister, Manpreet Badal alleging tampering of some EVMs in Buddhlada, the CEO said, "There were some machines from the reserve stock being adjusted when some member from PPP thought there was some tampering going on, which was not the case".

"The polling is going on in a peaceful manner. No incident of any violence during the polls has been reported from anywhere so far. Brisk polling is going on for all the seats, with highest poll percentage by 11 AM being 32 per cent in Gurdaspur while lowest being 15 percent at Tarn Taran," she added.

(Agencies)