WB Panchayat Polls: Violence Marred The Poll Process, 16 Killed

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  • Violence Marred The Poll Process, 16 Killed
  • 72.5% polling recorded till 5 pm in West Bengal
  • Overall 56% polling recorded till 3 pm in West Bengal.
  • Two independent candidate killed in Nandigram.
  • Congress workers hold protest outside Election Commission in Kolkata.
  • SEC admits of five deaths.
  • One independent candidate named Sahin Seikh was killed in Murshidabad’s Noada.
  • Voting booth vandalised allegedly by TMC workers in North Dinajpur’s Sonadangi during
  • Ballot boxes looted at gunpoint by unidentified people at 44, 45 and 45K booths in Murshidabad.
  • Dinhata SP and DM ordered to hike forces.
  • A TMC Activist named Vola Dafadar killed in poll violence in Nadia.
  • 41.51 percent vote recorded till 1 pm.
  • Ballot papers thrown in a pond after a clash that broke out between TMC & BJP in Murshidabad. Following which voting has been stopped for now.
  • Additional forces of Kolkata Police arrive in Bhangar
  • Ballot allegedly  looted in Beldanga.
  • A TMC worker named Arif Ali Gaji was shot dead at Kultali of South 24 Pargana.
  • 26.28percent recorded till noon.
  • SEC seeks report of CPM Candidate, Wife Set ablaze incident from SDO.
  • CPM, BJP workers clash outside polling booth in Durgapur
  • 26% of voting has been recorded till 11 am.
  • A student, identified as Soujit Pramanik, was alleged lynched to death by villagers in Nadia district’s Shantipur. The deceased, who was associated with TMC, had reportedly gone to capture a booth along with two workers, which enraged the local residents.
  • One Killed in Sujapur poll clash. TMC claimed the body.
  • BJP-TMC clash reported in Keshiari’s Barida Primary School. BJP worker Monu Hasda killed in this clash.
  • Total five Killed In Bengal Panchayat Poll Till Now
  • BJP candidate Tapan Mondal was killed by bombings at Beldanga’s Sujapur booth.
  • CPM Worker Taimur Gayen killed in North 24 Parganas Aamdanga area’s Panchpota village.
  • At least 20 people have been injured after a crude bomb explosion in Amdanga’s Sadhanpur in North 24 Parganas
  • TMC Worker Killed In Kultali’s Noyapara block.
  • Booth captured allegedly by TMC goons in Bankura’s KhirodPrasad bidyapith.
  • Polling officers leaved the Raigunj block’s Gulaisara primary school due to attack of miscreants. Miscreants hurled bombs at booths.
  • At Jalpaiguri’s Shikarpore, polling has been stopped after ballots were burnt
  • A girl in her 20s was injured by an arrow in East Midnapore district’s Keshpur as bombing and violence continues in the area. TMC polling agents were also allegedly beaten up
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  • 11.7 percent recorded in Cooch Behar.
  • 11.25 percent recorded in North 24 Parganas.
  • 9.05 percent recorded till 9 am in Maldah.
  • 20 percent recorded till 9 am in East Bardhaman.
  • Booth Capture in North 24 Parganas
  • TMC-BJP clash reported at Kanthi.
  • Bombs hurled towards police in Uluberia.
  • TMC goons inside the polling booth with revolver and firearms in Panskura.
  • Road blocked at Haroa. A woman congress candidate was allegedly molested and beaten by ruling party in Ratua.
  • Many bombs were recovered from Aamdanga polling site.
  • Ballot was looted in Egra.
  • Voting was stopped at in Jalpaiguri, Sikharpur.
  • Hundreds of bike set on fire in Nadia’s Shantipur.
  • A ballot box was allegedly theft by TMC memebers at Mohammad Bazar.
  • BJP candidate from Bilkanda severely injured after being attacked with a knife, allegedly by TMC workers. He is presently undergoing treatment.
  • Bombs allegedly hurled at Baduria’s TMC candidate house. Police reached the spot to tackle the situation.
  • BJP workers allegedly chop off a finger of TMC worker, while 14 Trinamool members were beaten up by saffron party leaders in Nandigram’s Satengabari.
  • Sector officer was allegedly beaten by Ruling party in Raskundu. Ballot box was allegedly theft by TMC members in Garbeta’s 67 number booth.
  • Ballot box set on fire alleged by TMC goons in Jalpaiguri
  • Armed TMC activists have allegedly captured several booths, From booths number 38 to 54 and 56 to 58 of Amjhara GP, Basanti Block.
  • Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh slaps a worker at Natabari booth. State election commission seeks report.
  • Scribes attacked at Madarihat’s booth number 18/81. Mostak Morsed Hussein was badly beaten and two other scribes named Sunil Ray and Kamakhya Das allegedly kidnapped.
  • Rigging reported at Panskura.
  • A voter was shot at Polling site in North Dinajpur’s Raiganj area.
  • Media was stopped to enter Bhangar.
  • TMC candidate was allegedly beaten by independent candidate at Tarakeswar.
  • Alleged TMC workers barring voters from entering Booth No. 14/79 in Birpara
  • 20 injured in a clash which broke out between two groups in Cooch Behar . The injured have been taken to MJN hospital for treatment. Locals say, ‘We went there to votee but people belonging to TMC attacked us with sticks’.
  • 12 percent recorded till 9 am.
  • There are reports that booth number 100 and 102 in Bhangar have been captured by TMC workers. It is also reported that two candidates have been allegedly kidnapped.
  • TMC minister Rabindranath Ghosh slaps BJP agent in polling site, alleged BJP. But Rabindranath Ghosh denied allegation.
  • Spate of violence have been reported in Birbhum’s Jaipur area.
  • Clashes reported in Keshpur.
  • Bombings reported in Raigunj’s Maraikura area. One people shot at the Polling site.
  • Six TMC members injured at Rejinagar.
  • Violence reported at Bhangar. Allegation of Land-saving committee member Kidnapping.
  • Bomb exploded in South Dinajpur’s Tapan, injuring three people, explosions were reported from Cooch Behar and Shibbari as well, seriously injuring one woman voter.
  • Bombings reported in Cooch Behar’s Atiabari panchayat area.
  • A CPM worker and his wife were burned to death in Namkahana ahead of voting alleged CPM, while a Congress candidate was arrested in Malda for resorting to violence.
  • A Trinamool Congress candidate and his brother were stabbed with a sharp object in South 24 Parganas. The duo is undergoing treatment at Chittaranjan Hospital with severe injuries on the back and head. The family members claimed that nearly 12 people barged into their house last night and attacked the brothers.
  • Complain of rigging at Bagda’s Govindapur booth number 93 and 94.
  • Outsiders tried to enter the booth at Asaru Panchayat in North 24 Parganas.
  • Congress candidate is stopped to enter the booth by TMC Goons at Chanchal in Maldah, alleged congress.
  • Clashes breaks out in Uluberia in many booths.
  • CPM supporters named Debu Das and Usha Das set on fire by TMC goons alleged CPM.
  • BJP agents are stopped to enter the polling booths number-142 and 144 in Mahishadal’s Betkunud area.
  • Clashes erupts in North Dinajpur between RSP and TMC.
  • Violence Breaks out in Bhangor. Allegation of Booth capture by TMC. 
  • Voters queue up outside a polling booth in North 24 Parganas district ahead of voting for Panchayat elections in 20 districts of WestBengal.
  • Violence breaks out in Cooch Behar’s Dinhata area. Two injured in this violence.

Kolkata: West Bengal continued to remain on the edge hours before polling for the panchayat election starts at 7am on Monday.

Overnight clashes were reported in West Midnapore, Malda and South and North 24-Parganas. Three persons were killed two in West Midnapore and one in Malda. While police said one West Midnapore death happened due to personal enmity, BJP claimed the victim was their supporter and lodged an FIR naming Trinamool supporters.

The renewed spectre of violence which erupted in Bhangar on Friday not only refused to ebb but spread state-wide even as cops hit the street to restore confidence among an anxious electorate. Police teams conducted route marches in all volatile zones.

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