A total of 185 cases of poll- related violence were registered in Arunachal Pradesh during the April 11 simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state, Home Minister Bamang Felix told the Assembly on Monday.
Responding to a question by BJP MLA Lokam Tassar, Felix said that out of the total cases booked, 25 were registered at Koloriang constituency alone.
“In seven of the 25 districts — Pakke-Kessang, Shi- Yomi, Upper Siang, Lohit, Anjaw, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley — not a single case of poll-related violence was reported. However, four poll-related murder cases were also registered in the state,” he said.
The Home Minister said that during the 2014 simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, only 83 poll- related cases of violence were registered. Election-related violence marred polling in eight booths in Koloriang forcing the Election Commission to conduct re-poll twice.
The BJP MLA sought to know about the police action taken against those accused of vandalising the SP office, snatching of EVMs and attacking polling teams in Koloriang constituency.
Responding to a supplementary question, the Home minister said the police department was working to solve the cases despite complicated nature due to claims and counter- claims made by both the candidates and assured of personally reviewing all the registered cases.