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Politicians Banned From Violence-Hit Bengal District For 3 Days

West Bengal: Safety personnel maintain vigil at a polling station in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi.

New Delhi:

No politician can enter West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district for the following three days, the Election Fee has stated following Saturday’s violence wherein 4 folks died.

The silence interval for the following section of voting within the state, the fifth section which is on April 17, too has been prolonged to 72 hours.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had introduced that she is going to, on Sunday, go to the world the place the clashes broke out, whereas the Trinamool Congress had deliberate to organise black-badge protests throughout the state to mark the incident.

Clashes passed off exterior  a polling station in Cooch Behar after a neighborhood mob attacked safety forces over a misunderstanding, the Election Fee stated earlier on Saturday, including that the Central Industrial Safety Drive, or CISF, personnel needed to open hearth to “save their lives and authorities property like EVMs”.

The election panel stated the misunderstanding started when the central safety forces had been making an attempt to assist a sick boy close to the polling sales space in Sitalkuchi early Saturday morning, when some locals thought the boy was overwhelmed up by personnel, and assembled almost 300-350 villagers.

“As a result of misunderstanding, the agitated mob attacked the CISF personnel detailed on the sales space with lethal tools and a few of them even tried to grab their arms and ammunitions,” it stated.

The incident trigged a confrontation between Ms Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and rival BJP.

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