Skip to content Skip to navigation

Violence mars polling in Hailakandi

Large scale rigging, booth capturing and other forms of violence have marred the third phase of panchayat polls in Hailakandi district. Despite an elaborate security arrangment, rigging have been reported in altogether 400 polling booths out of 621 booths in the Barak valley district.

Besides, hundreds of polling officials have been beaten up by the miscreants from early in the morning and even these miscreants severed a hand of polling officer. The cases of violence have forced thousands voters to stay inside their houses. As a result, more than fifty booths failed to drew even a single voter.

The annoyed polling officials later set on fire the polling materials at the controlling office premises in full view of top ranked district administration officials at around. Police and para military forces are being deployed to quell the situation.
Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to

Add new comment

Random Stories

Take up influx with with B’desh

4 Jun 2015 - 9:20am | AT News
Student bodies in Assam and its neighbouring north eastern states want Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special initiatives to end the immigrant issue. In a letter, AASU and North East Students'...

Phensedyl seized in Cachar

11 Feb 2012 - 3:20am | editor
Central Revenue Intelligence department officials sized a truck loaded with Phensedyl cough syrup bottles in Cachar district on Friday. Acting on specific input CRI branch of Silchar intercepted...

Zeliang’s assurances to Sumi Hoho delegations

9 Sep 2017 - 10:34pm | AT News Dimapur
A three-member delegation of Sumi Hoho (SH)  called on Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang at his residential office on Saturday apprising him of the urgent need for up-gradation of...