Gagan Som, brother of BJP candidate Sangeet Som was on Saturday detained by police for carrying a pistol inside poll booth in Sardhana of Meerut.
Sardhana candidate Sangeet Som also casted his vote on Saturday morning during the first phase of voting for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls 2017.
Aligarh saw 10.5 per cent voting and Buland shahr recorded 12 per cent of voting till 9 am on Saturday morning.
While 15 per cent voting was recorded in Muzaffarnagar. Polling began this morning for the first of seven phases of the high-stake Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections amid tight security.
A total of 2.60 crore voters, including over 1.17 crore women and 1,508 belonging to third gender category are eligible to cast their ballots in 26,823 polling stations to decide the fate of 839 candidates.
With PTI Inputs
Sardhana(Meerut): Police detain Gagan Som, brother of BJP candidate Sangeet Som for carrying a pistol inside poll booth #uppolls2017— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 11, 2017