Woman Booked for Creating Chaos at Thane Polling Booth

A 39-year-old woman was booked for causing a disruption at a polling booth in Bhiwandi, Thane district. The incident took place at a zilla parishad school, where she allegedly violated displayed instructions and obstructed polling staff's duties. She faces charges under the IPC and the Representation of the People Act-1951.

PTI | Thane | Updated: 21-05-2024 10:12 IST | Created: 21-05-2024 10:12 IST
Woman Booked for Creating Chaos at Thane Polling Booth
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Police have registered an FIR against a 39-year-old woman for allegedly creating nuisance at a polling booth in Bhiwandi area of Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Tuesday.

Polling was held on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra, including Bhiwandi and Thane.

The woman entered the polling booth set up at a zilla parishad school at Govegaon in Bhiwandi at around 8.15 am, the official from Kongaon police station said.

She allegedly violated the instructions displayed outside the polling booth and created nuisance there. The woman, resident of Bhiwandi area, shouted loudly and posed hurdles in the work of the polling staff, he said.

Based on a complaint by a poll staffer, an FIR was registered on Monday against the woman under Indian Penal Code sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), and provisions of the Representation of the People Act-1951, the official said. The FIR did not specify if the accused was a voter.

The police have issued a notice to the woman who has not been arrested so far, the official said.

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