JK witnesses 76.9 pc voting in sixth phase of panchayat polls

JAMMU: The sixth phase of panchayat polls concluded peacefully across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with an estimated 76.9 per cent electorate– highest so far– exercising their franchise amid tight security arrangements, State’s chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra said.

A massive 84.6 per cent polling was witnessed in Jammu division, while only 17.3 per cent polling– which incidentally was the lowest compared to the previous five phases– was recorded in Kashmir division, Kabra said.

Giving district-wise details, Kabra said, Ganderbal district in central Kashmir recorded the highest voting (41.5 per cent) followed by Bandipora (35.3 per cent), Srinagar (12.5 per cent), Baramulla (12.1 per cent), Budgam (9 per cent), Anantnag (7.3 per cent) and Kulgam (4.6 per cent). (AGENCIES)