By KL News Network

SRINAGAR: Following the statement made by Aga Ruhullah Mehdi, the National Conference candidate for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, alleging that their party workers have been detained by the police since yesterday, similar claims have been made by the Peoples Democratic Party and Jammu Kashmir Apni Party, asserting that their candidates are also being targeted by law enforcement authorities.

The PDP candidate for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, Waheed Parra in a post on “X’ said that “In the past, Kashmir has experienced boycotts at the behest of separatists. Today, we’re witnessing a similar scenario, with an IPS officer of ADGP rank, Mr Vijay Kumar, allegedly directing officials to minimise voter turnout by detaining, harassing our workers”

“Such actions serve the interests of anti national elements, not India. We’re reaching out to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to urgently address and relocate the official from his sensitive position,” he said.

Meanwhile, Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari expressed serious concern over the arrest spree of party workers and agents ahead of polling, and termed it a blatant attempt to manipulate elections.

He appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene in the matter and pave the way for free and fair elections so that democracy will flourish in the region.

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