Beltangady: The incident took place on Wednesday night when the Congress party workers blocked the vehicle of the D Mustering staff due to the delay in the voting process at the polling station. The police resorted to lathi charge to control the people gathered at the place and many were injured and admitted to the hospitals..
In Charmadi Sahipra School under Charmadi Gramm there are polling booth numbers 21, 22, 23. Due to the malfunctioning of the voting machine in the 21st polling booth, the voting process started about 3 hours late and the voting machines in these three booths worked very slowly and the voters had to stand in queue for many hours to vote.
More than 150 voters were in the polling booth at the fixed time of 6:00 PM and the voting process continued till 7:45 PM.
After conducting the final process and sending out the agents of the parties, the staff continued their work for about an hour.
Later, when the vehicle was leaving for the demustering center at 9.30 pm, the Congress workers blocked the vehicle and sent the agents out and questioned the staff about continuing the process. Alleging that this was done to rig the polls, a crowd gathered at the place and an altercation took place
The police made a lot of appeals to disperse the obstructed people without letting the bus carrying the election machines pass. And sent the vehicle to the demustering center. Then
When the people who had gathered at the place continued to riot and started stoning, it became necessary for the police to lathicharge to control the situation, while the BJP workers gathered and when the lathicharge started, most of the workers left the place. This time many have got the taste of baton.