Bandipora: In Bandipora’s Sumbal area the voter turnout for panchayat polls has crossed 45% till 11 am on Tuesday.
An official said that a total of 45.59% of the electorate cast their votes till 11AM.
In Ganastan Block 30.42% Votes recorded and 1775 votes polled upto 11 out of 5835 and in Nowgam Block 52.84% recorded and 4072 votes polled out of 7707.
Earlier JRL groups have asked people to boycott the polls and called for a shutdown. Militants outfits also asked people to remain indoors and not cast their ballots.
Security has been heightened in the whole area, to stop any untoward incident.