Khursheed`s wife attacked

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FARRUKHABAD, Feb 19 (IANS): Louis Khursheed, Congress leader and wife of union Law Minister Salman Khursheed, had a narrow escape Sunday evening as a group of people pelted stones at a polling booth here, from where she is contesting the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, for allegedly promoting bogus voting.

The protesters charged her with `facilitating voting by her supporters` inside a booth at a primary school in Bibiganj after the 5 p.m. deadline.

As the gates were closed for voting and the people who had queued up were taken in, a group of Bharatiya Janata Party and Bahujan Samaj Party workers gathered near the booth and started shouting slogans.

The protesters even pelted stones at the polling booth where Louis Khursheed was standing. They accused her of trying to influence voters and promoting bogus voting.

Farrukhabad Superintendent of Police Mohit Gupta said that an incident had been reported from Bibiganj and he had asked officials to investigate the matter.

`Such reports have come to me and I have asked Louis Khursheed to send me a formal complaint so that the matter may be looked into,` Gupta said.

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