CRPF fire in air to control agitating voters in Assam

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Chaygaon (Assam), Apr 11: CRPF personnel fired in the air at a polling station to disperse a group of voters agitating over alleged misbehaviour of a jawan of the central force with a pregnant woman in Kamrup district today.

The incident occurred when a woman after casting her vote wanted to go back inside again to pick up her child left behind at the Nityasar Khula Bazar LP School polling centre, Superintendent of Police Prasanta Saikia said.


As a CRPF jawan tried to prevent the woman from going inside, other voters got agitated triggering a disorderly situation following which the CRPF fired in the air, he said.

Following the incident, the entire team of CRPF deployed in the polling station has been replaced by another team, the SP said. Later the situation was brought under control with voting continuing, Saikia said.

Though the locals claimed four persons were injured when they ran helter skelter during the firing, Saikia said nobody was injured.


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