4 People Dead in Cooch Behar Firing; Voting Halted at Sitalkuchi Polling Station

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  • On Saturday, amidst the voting of West Bengal Assembly polls, the incident took place
  • Annappa, Director-General of Police said, " The situation is under control now and further investigation is underway"
  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that there is a conspiracy under the instructions of the Union Home Minister

Kolkata: Four Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were killed in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar allegedly by Central Forces. On Saturday, amidst the voting of West Bengal Assembly polls, the incident took place. The Election Commission ordered to stop the election process in Sitalkuchi Polling station based on an interim report from the Special Observers.

Annappa, Director-General of Police, Jalpaiguri police visited the spot after the incident. He said, “Polling has been stopped at polling station number 126 of Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency, Cooch Behar. The situation is under control now and further investigation is underway”.

The incident came under the limelight when the TMC in a press conference alleged that Central Forces has opened fire twice at the polling booths where the party workers were killed.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that there is a conspiracy under the instructions of the Union Home Minister. While addressing a public meeting in Hingalganj, CM said, “CRPF has shot dead four people in Sitalkuchi (Cooch Behar)today. There was another death in the morning. CRPF is not my enemy but there is a conspiracy going around under the instruction of the Home Minister. Today’s incident validates that CRPF has killed voters standing in the queue. Where do they get so much audacity? BJP knows that they have lost, so they are killing voters and workers”.

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