Samajwadi Party workers booked for violating poll code

March 16th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) The secretary of the Samajwadi Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit and about 60 of his supporters have been booked for taking out a procession in violation of the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls, police said Monday.
The case against Amzad Saleem and his supporters was filed Sunday when they took out a procession in Bareilly district without the permission of the jurisdictional police inspector, said Deputy Superintendent of Police A.K. Singh.

Saleem and his supporters even manhandled the police when it tried to stop their procession, Singh told IANS over the phone.

“We are sending a detailed report of violation of the model code of conduct to the

State Election Commission,” said police inspector C.P. Singh, who registered the case against Saleem and his supporters Sunday night.

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