UP panchayat polls: Woman candidate says being threatened by ex-village chief

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Pratapgarh, Apr 11 (PTI) A former village pradhan and another person have been booked for allegedly threatening a woman candidate contesting the panchayat polls here, police said on Sunday.

Barhki Gupta, a candidate for the post of village pradhan Manehu, on Saturday in her complaint said that former village chief Gulhasan Khan, Asfaq Khan and four-five unknown persons are threatening her and telling her not to contest the polls, Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said. He said Gupta fears that there is a threat to her life and property.

Police have registered a case against Gulhasan Khan, Asfaq Khan, and the four-five unknown persons, and the matter is being probed, Tomar said. PTI CORR NAV ANB ANB