WB Panchayat Polls: Miscreants Brandish Gun

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Ratua: Some unidentified miscreants, on Wednesday, escaped with a ballot box from polling booth no. 76 in Malda’s Ratua during the re-polling in the Panchayat elections.

In Uttar Dinajpur district’s Goalpokhar, the police officials baton-charged on people, exercising a crowd-control measure, as they were agitating following delay in the voting process.

The Panchayat polls, which were held on Monday, May 14, had to be rescheduled in 568 election booths spread across 19 districts of the state by the State Election Commission for today as proceedings were marred by violence.

The booths, where re-polling is taking place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others.

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