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Trinamool candidate attacked

On eve of the tense assembly polls in Murshidabad, Sagir Hossain, the Trinamool candidate from Bhagabangola constituency, was attacked by a group of goons, allegedly backed by the CPI(M). Sagarnil Mukherjee reports.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2011 16:14 IST
Sagarnil Mukherjee

On eve of the tense assembly polls in Murshidabad, Sagir Hossain, the Trinamool candidate from Bhagabangola constituency, was attacked by a group of goons, allegedly backed by the CPI(M).

Hossain, who was initially admitted to Kanapukur primary health centre with injuries from sticks and rods, was later shifted to Lalbag sub-divisional hospital. "A quick response team has been sent to the spot. We have lodged an FIR against unknown assailants and are probing into the incident," said Mrinal Majumdar, additional SP, Lalbag.

According to Trinamool leaders, Hossain was attacked around 9 pm on Friday when he was returning after meeting his agent of booth no 33 at Milandihi village. He sustained serious injuries. "I have no knowledge of any such incident. Our men can't be involved with any such incident, as this is not our culture," said Nripen Choudhury, CPI(M) Murshidabad district secretary.