West Bengal Assembly election: CPM agent beaten up, bombs recovered near polling booth

Burdwan: A CPM agent was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress workers and obstructed from entering a polling booth, while bombs were found in two bags near another booth in Jamuria Assembly constituency in Burdwan district where polling is underway today.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

A police official said two CPM agents were obstructed from entering booth numbers 76 and 77 of Jamuria seat, just as polling began at 7 am. One of the agents sustained head injury after he was beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers.

The injured person was taken to the nearest Primary Health Centre.

A Trinamool Congress worker, Sheikh Shamser, was arrested in this connection, the official said.

In another incident, two bags containing bombs were found near booth number 35 under Jamuria seat.

Police personnel were making arrangements to defuse the bombs.

In another incident, a 3rd polling officer died of heart attack at polling booth number 234 under Pandaveswar Assembly seat in Burdwan district.

Parimal Bauri died inside the booth, which disrupted polling for some time, district election office said. Voting resumed after another person took charge in his place.

Bauri was a resident of Jamuria in Burdwan district.


Polling is being held in 31 Assembly seats of Burdwan, Bankura and West Midnapore districts during the second part of phase one of elections today.

Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 10:11 AM

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