Jammu and Kashmir: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans on Wednesday died after their truck fell into a gorge near Jammu and Kashmir’s Banihal, news agency ANI reported. Further, the driver also lost his life. It must be noted that the jawans were moving to Kashmir for the upcoming civic body elections.

Meanwhile, the elections to urban local bodies will be held in Jammu and Kashmir in four phases beginning on October 8, said a senior State Election Commission officer. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state Shaleen Kabra told a media conference in Srinagar on Saturday that the municipal polls will be conducted in four phases in the state on October 8, 10, 13 and 16.

“These polls will start on October 8. Notification for phase 1 will be issued on September 18. The notifications for phase 2, 3 and 4 will be issued on September 20, 22 and 24, respectively. “17 lakh voters are registered for the polls,” Kabra said. With this announcement, all speculations about the deferment of these polls have been laid to rest.