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WB elections: CPI (M) agent thrashed, bombs recovered near poll booths

A CPI(M) agent was allegedly thrashed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, while bombs were found in two bags near a booth in Jamuria assembly constituency in Burdwan district where polling is underway.

West Bengal 2016 Updated: Apr 11, 2016 16:25 IST
Two CPI(M) agents were obstructed from entering booth number 76 and 77 of Jamuria seat. One of the agents sustained head injury after he was beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers.
Two CPI(M) agents were obstructed from entering booth number 76 and 77 of Jamuria seat. One of the agents sustained head injury after he was beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers.(ANI)

A CPI(M) agent was allegedly thrashed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, while bombs were found in two bags near a booth in Jamuria assembly constituency in Burdwan district where polling is underway.

Police said two CPI(M) agents were obstructed from entering booth number 76 and 77 of Jamuria seat, just as polling began at 7am. One of the agents sustained head injury after he was beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers.

The injured person was taken to the nearest primary health centre. A Trinamool Congress worker, Sheikh Shamser, was arrested in this connection, the official said.

In another incident, two bags containing bombs were found near booth number 35 under Jamuria seat. Police personnel were making arrangements to defuse the bombs. Polling is being held in 31 Assembly seats of Burdwan, Bankura and West Midnapore districts during the second part of phase one of elections.