Hyderabad, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

State Director general Of Police (DGP) Prasada Rao tonight said the police fired a few rounds in air at two places in Seemandhra region to disperse the aggressive crowds near the polling stations.

Barring incidents of violence between followers of contesting political parties, polling was by and large peaceful in 175 Assembly and 25 Parliament Constituencies in the 13 Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema Districts of Andhra Pradesh in the 2nd phase of General Elections today, Mr Rao said in a release here.

State police along with Central Para Military forces provided effective bandobust at all the polling stations.

At two places-- in Guntur district and at Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, police had to open a few rounds of fire in air to disperse the aggressive crowds near the polling stations.

At Ramireddy Palem village in Rompicherla Mandal, Guntur district at about 1045 hrs at polling station No. 29, YSR CP agents dragged the BJP polling agent outside the polling booth. Police intervened and the mob outside became violent.

To disperse the mob, Police opened one round of fire in air, the DGP said.

At Devagudi village of Jammala Madugu in Kadapa district, Superintendent of police P Rajesh Kumar, IPS Commadant 3rd BN, APSP, on election duty stopped the brother of Adinarayana Reddy, the contesting candidate.

The Police officers present on the spot were obstructed by the YSRCP supporters. The mob became violent and pelted stones at the ASP and other police personnel.

To control the situation, CRPF personnel opened fire in air, he said.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)