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58% turnout in J&K civic poll
February 12, 2005 18:43 IST
Despite heavy snowfall, 58 per cent polling was recorded in the highly sensitive Doda-Udahmpur sector in the sixth phase of civic elections in Jammu and Kashmir till 1 pm on Saturday, official sources said.
Polling started amid tight security. Seven companies of security forces were deployed around 9 am, the sources added.
Doda recorded 50 per cent polling and Udhampur recorded 63 per cent, they said.
A total of 62,306 electors will decide the fate of more than 370 candidates.
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