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Miscreants pelt stones at motorcade of PDP candidate

Person throws stones

Srinagar, Nov 22 (PTI) Miscreants today allegedly pelted stones at the motorcade of PDP candidate from Amirakadal constituency Altaf Bukhari as he was returning after filing his nomination papers but no one was injured in the incident.

Bukhari filed his nomination papers before returning officer for Amirakadal constituency. He was accompanied by PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar.

Person throws stonesAmirakadal constituency is going to polls in the fourth phase of elections on December 14 and will witness a multi-cornered contest. Besides Bukhari, National Conference provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani and BJP candidate Hina Bhat are also in the fray.

As Bukhari and his supporters were passing through Budshah Chowk area here, a group of youth started pelting stones at the motorcade, police said.

Person throws stonesPolice and paramilitary forces swung into action and chased away the miscreants, a police official said.

The miscreants reassembled later and started pelting stones at the security forces, the official said.

Security jawan fires tear gasHe said no one was injured in the clashes so far but normal life in the area was disrupted as the market closed and traffic was diverted through other roads.

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