Polling agents allegedly assaulted before security personnel

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KANGPOKPI, June 2: One Polling agent of an Independent candidate, Haokholun Chongloi of 8-Wakotphai District Council Constituency under Kangpokpi AC had been allegedly brutally assaulted at 8/6-Thaldara polling station at Naibet UJB School of 8/6 Thardala Polling Station by rival BJP supporter yesterday.

Speaking to media person at CHC Kangpokpi late night yesterday, J. Guite has said that voting at the polling station was peaceful until unidentified supporters of R. Stoneson, BJP candidate numbering around 40/50 came to the booth and physically assaulted me without giving any valid reason.

He continued that the incident happened outside the polling station in front Assam Rifles and Dogra personnel deployed as security in the polling station.

He also allegedly said that when he came to know the intention of those BJP supporters he had done everything to protect himself and managed to escape death since the security personnel remained a mute spectator watching the whole episode.

Expressing his discontentment over the alleged intentional act, Jangkhogin Guite also allegedly said that personnel of Assam Rifles and Dogra are also indirectly involved in the incident.

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