MORE THAN a dozen people suffered injuries in the post-election violence that took place under various police stations, here. This was the second time when clashes were reported after the results of local bodies polls were declared.
However, no arrest has been made in any of the incidents.
Supporters of Samajwadi Party leader Parvez and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Raja Babu attacked each other with firearms and sharp edged weapons at Chiraunji Lal Ka Hata, under Gawaltoli police circle. This was followed by heavy exchange of brick batting resulting in injuries to five persons along with damage to few vehicles.
The police force of Gawaltoli and other police stations rushed to spot on receiving the news and pacified the members of two groups. No FIR had been lodged in the matter. The police though admitted the clash however, denied any exchange of fire or brick batting. It was a trivial dispute between the two political leaders and everything was normalized now.
Both Raja Babu and Parvez were also involved in heated exchange of words on the polling day over allegation of rigging on each other. Thursday’s incident is said to be the fallout of the same.
Similarly, two groups led by SP’s defeated candidate and corporator-elect from BJP clashed with each other when the SP leader allegedly manhandled BJP leader’s father at Deli Sujanpura village under Chakeri police circle.
Trouble began when some drunken SP workers tried to threaten the newly elected BJP corporator Mamta Rajpoot while she was sitting with her husband at the residence of BJP ward president Raju Dhawan. In a bid to calm down the SP workers, Mamta’s father intervened. However, this infuriated the SP workers further they thrashed him. This led to clash between the two groups resulting in injuries to several persons. The police registered cross-FIR on the complaints of both the leaders, however, no arrest had been made. In another incident of election enmity, three persons received injuries when supporters of ex-corporator and BJP leader Anil Agnihotri allegedly attacked newly elected Corporator Virendra of Congress and his supporters at B block of Govindnagar.
Similarly, three more persons sustained injuries when two independent candidates and their supporters clashed with each other at Kapli village under Panki police circle. The clash resulted in tension in the area leading to deployment of h eavy police force.