Punjab election 2017: Two injured in clash between AAP and Congress workers in Sangrur

Chandigarh: Punjab on Saturday recorded an estimated 75 percent polling but saw its own set of clashes in a high-stake contest among Congress, new entrant AAP and ruling SAD-BJP combine.

Two persons were injured in a clash which took place between AAP and Congress workers at Sultanpur village in Sangrur district, police said.

In Tarn Taran district, a Congress worker identified as Jagjit Singh was injured when an Akali supporter allegedly opened fire at him outside a polling booth in Lalu Ghuman village, they said.

 Voters standing in long queues as they wait for their turns to cast vote during the Assembly Election at a polling station in Patiala on Saturday. PTI

Voters standing in long queues as they wait for their turns to cast vote during the Assembly Election at a polling station in Patiala on Saturday. PTI


In another incidenet, six persons were injured during a clash between Congress and SAD supporters at Ropowali village in Fatehgarh Churian constituency, police said.

In Majitha, a heated exchange of words took place between Akali candidate Bikram Singh Majithia and Congress candidate Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli after the former raised objection over allegedly bringing vehicles inside the polling station.

"Don't break the rules," Majithia, who is seeking re-election for third time from Majitha constituency, told his opponent, asking the driver to take the vehicles out of the polling booth.

A verbal duel took place between some media personnel and security staff deployed at one of the polling booths in Majitha constituency after the scribes alleged that they were not allowed to enter the polling booth by the security personnel despite authorisation, police said.

A minor clash took place between Congress and BJP workers at Preet Nagar of Jalandhar Central constituency.

Another minor clash between SAD and AAP workers took place at Kotkapura in Faridkot district while there was report of a clash at Kalanaur in Batala between AAP and Congress workers, in which police had to use mild force to diffuse the situation.


Minor clashes also took place between Congress and BJP workers at Samrala village in Bhoa Assembly segment in Pathankot district as well.

In Phillaur's Atta village, a verbal duel took place between Congress and Akali Dal workers.

In Nangal village in Phillaur, a verbal duel took place between AAP and BSP workers.

Meanwhile, Moga district police booked Independent candidate Manjit Singh Mann, contesting from Moga constituency, under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act and and also under relevant section of the IPC, for campaigning after the deadline for the same had ended, Moga's Returning Officer said.

"Barring stray incidents of violence the polling in single-phase remained peaceful," Additional Director General of Police (ADGP- elections) VK Bhawra said.


Published Date: Feb 04, 2017 09:33 pm | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2017 10:41 am


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