One person died and four others sustained serious injury at a sensational shoot out in the district on Friday. The incident took place in Amthihara at around 8-30 in the evening where unidentified miscreants started firing at a group of people. One person died and six others have been injured. The deceased was identified as Nurul Haque while the injured persons, identified as, Sakim Ali, Safikul Islam, Saiful Haque and Majibur Rahman have been rushed to the hospital.
Amid watertight security, repolling passed off peacefully with a brisk note in seven booths.
Voters in large number were making long queues to exercise their franchise till 5 in the evening after it began at 7 in the morning.
Repolling was conducted in Gaglachera LP School and Ananta Vidyaniketon under Hilakandi assembly constituency, Deorail Maktab Bhanga ME Maddrassa, Rakeshnagar ME School under Badarpur assembly constituency along with Chargula LP Schoool under Ratabari assembly constituency and Nakirkona LP School under South Karimganj Assembly Constituency.
Rajya Sabha polls are slated for February 7. The ruling party is believed to have chalked out a slew of strategies to win the three Rajya Sabha seats.
Party leaders are in touch with AIUDF and independent legislators to ensure win in all the three seats.
The party still falls short of 8 votes to occupy the three seats which are set to be vacant following the expiry of the terms for Bhubneswar kalita from Congress, Biswajeet Daimary from BPF along with Birendra Prasad Baishya from AGP.