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Tension prevails at Saidabad Polling Station; Malakpet Congress Candidate Attacked

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Hyderabad: Mild tension escalated into a heated confrontation during the elections at Saidabad, where Congress candidate Shaik Akbar from Malakpet faced an attack near a local polling station. The incident unfolded when Akbar, present at the Saidabad polling station, was inspecting the area around 5 pm.

The situation intensified when AIMIM candidate Abdullah Bin Ahmed Balala arrived to visit the polling station. Balala objected to Akbar’s presence at the polling booth, leading the police on-site to escort Akbar away. However, as they were moving towards his vehicle, a group of individuals attacked Akbar.

Swift police intervention followed, with officers resorting to a lathicharge to disperse the assailants and restore order. Following the altercation, Akbar lodged a formal complaint at the Saidabad polling station, specifically naming AIMIM leader Ahmed Balala and others involved in the attack.

Law enforcement promptly registered a case and initiated an investigation into the incident, shedding light on the growing tensions surrounding the electoral process at Saidabad.

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