Jagatsinghpur : Some unidentified miscreants have reportedly looted ballot box in Patasara under Sadar block of Jagatsinghpur district during the second of three-tier Panchayat Election in Odisha today.
The ballot box has been looted from booths 1 and 2 in Patasara in the district amid strict security forces, said sources.
As a result, the polling process has been disrupted.
It is to be noted that on the first phase of the panchayat election, a similar incident took place in Brahmagiri block of Puri where a youth entered the booth on a bike, took the ballot box, and escaped through the nearby forest.
As many as 62,10,000 people will cast their votes today at 20,436 booths of 1514 gram panchayats among which 3,065 are sensitive booths in 186 Zilla Parishad zones of 68 blocks in 30 districts.