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West Bengal: EC Orders FIR Against TMC Leader Sonali Guha

Trinamool Congress leader Sonali Guha.

Trinamool Congress leader Sonali Guha.

Election Commission has instructed the district magistrate of South 24 Parganas to lodge an FIR against TMC leader and deputy speaker Sonali Guha on charges of hampering the poll process.

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  • Last Updated: April 30, 2016, 5:29 PM IST
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Kolkata: The Election Commission has instructed the district magistrate of South 24 Parganas to lodge an FIR against TMC leader and deputy speaker Sonali Guha on charges of hampering the election process, issuing threats and intimidating voters.

Guha was caught on camera allegedly ordering party workers to beat CPIM polling agents in her Satgachia constituency.

Meanwhile, sporadic violence has been reported from multiple constituencies.

Four RSP workers were injured in a clash with TMC supporters at a booth in Bhangonkhali village in Basanti constituency after TMC activists allegedly prevented them from casting votes, a police officer said.

The injured were taken to Basanti hospital, he added.

A report from Canning in South 24 Parganas said two persons were injured as central force jawans resorted to lathicharge to disperse clashing Trinamool Congress and

CPI(M) supporters in front of a booth in Kathaliya village under Bhangar constituency.

The two injured were rushed to Bhangar hospital, the officer said.

Trinamool Congress candidate from Bhangar, Rezzak Mollah rushed to the spot and was involved in an altercation with the central forces following the incident, the officer said.

A report from Chinsurah in Hooghly district said a villager, N Babu, sustained head injury when he was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters at Puin village in Arambag constituency for casting his vote.

He was rushed to Arambag sub-divisional hospital. Police have arrested one TMC supporter in the incident.

In Bahareshole village in Goghat constituency in Hooghly district, Forward Bloc candidate Bishwanath Tarak complained to the EC that he was pushed allegedly by TMC supporters who had gathered in front of a booth.

The central forces swung into action and dispersed the TMC supporters.

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