"Barring few incidents, the polling was by and large peaceful in 66 districts. Till now, we have reports of 50 per cent polling, but it will be around 71 per cent," State Election Commissioner SK Agarwal said.
He said that the three incidents of violence occurred in Pratapgarh district. Agarwal said two persons, including a policeman, were injured in a firing incident. A warning would be issued to the District Magistrate and the SSP. FIRs have been lodged in this connection, he said.
The vehicle of a candidate was also torched by the supporters of another contestant in the district. He said that polling in eight districts would be held tomorrow.
IG (law and order) A Satish Ganesh said that counting would be held on December 13 during which one section of PAC and civil police would be deployed at every center. He said that in addition to this 22 companies of PAC would be made available at zonal and range level.


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