Police Firing and Stray Violence Reported in sixth Part; 79% Turnout

Remoted incidents of violence, together with police firing, had been reported within the sixth section of polling in 43 meeting constituencies of West Bengal, which recorded 79.09 per cent voter turnout on Thursday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab stated. Seven individuals, together with two policemen, had been injured in two incidents of violence in Bagdah and Barrackpore constituencies in North 24 Parganas district.

”Polling was peaceable as we speak aside from two-three incidents of violence,” the CEO stated. The police fired three rounds after about 250 individuals attacked and injured two policemen close to a sales space within the Bagdah seat. The police went there after the sector officer was attacked, Aftab stated.

The police personnel, together with the officer-in-charge (OC) of Bagda police station, had been admitted to a hospital. Two different individuals, of whom one has bullet accidents, had been additionally hospitalised, the CEO stated. ”The police needed to hearth three rounds in Bagdah the place the sector officer was attacked. After getting this information, OC Bagdah and his staff reached the spot outdoors sales space quantity 35 and 36 in Ranaghat pre-primary faculty,” he stated.

”The OC tried to speak to them but it surely led to an altercation. The mob attacked them and their automobile. To save lots of themselves and save the property, the police needed to hearth three rounds,” ADG and IGP (Regulation and Order) Jag Mohan stated. The OC and a constable suffered minimize accidents within the assault and each had been hospitalised, he stated.

In one other incident, three individuals had been injured when bombs had been thrown outdoors a sales space at Khardaha in Barrackpore constituency, Aftab stated. ”They’re present process therapy at a close-by hospital.

Two individuals have been arrested on this connection, the CEO stated. The Election Fee earlier within the day dismissed allegations by the Trinamool Congress that two of its activists had been injured in firing by central forces in Ashok Nagar constituency in North 24 Parganas district, an official stated.

Aftab stated that at the very least 79.09 per cent of multiple crore voters exercised their franchise until 5 pm within the sixth section. Polling was held between 7 am and 6.30 pm at 14,480 polling stations in 17 meeting constituencies in North 24 Parganas district, 9 every in Nadia and Uttar Dinajpur districts and eight in Purba Bardhaman district.

Among the many 4 districts, Nadia registered the best voter turnout of 82.67 per cent, adopted by Purba Bardhaman (82.15 per cent), Uttar Dinajpur (77.76 per cent) and North 24 Parganas (75.94 per cent), Aftab added. The Election Fee has deployed 1,071 corporations of central forces for the sixth section.

The state will witness two extra phases of polling on April 26 and 29. Votes will likely be counted on Might 2.

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