Clash between TMC and NPP, Four injured in West Garo Hills

Clash between TMC and NPP, Four injured in West Garo Hills

Shillong: At least four people were injured in clashes between opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) and ruling National People’s Party (NPP) supporters in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor said on Wednesday.

The CEO said the situation is under control as election officials are deployed in the area and three companies of Central Armed Police Force have been deployed in the district.
Elections to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly are scheduled to be held on February 27.

According to the police, the incident took place at Charbatapara village under Phulbari assembly constituency at around 10:45 pm on Tuesday night.
Former NPP MLA SG Estamur Mominin, who had joined the TMC, went to his uncle’s house in the village at around 9 pm to attend a feast after which a group of NPP loyalists The group went there and rioted and allegedly attacked TMC supporters.

After the clash, nine people were taken to Phulbari Community Health Center but all were discharged, the CEO said.
He said that an FIR has been filed by one Nozim Hussain alleging that a procession led by Habibur Zaman of NPP stopped near his house and pelted stones at his house. As a result, four people were injured.
According to the police report, both parties claimed that the other party initiated the attack.

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