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Two die in Assam poll violence

Last Updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 20:45

Kokrajhar: In the first incident of
poll-related violence on the eve of Monday`s second phase of
polling in Assam, two persons have been killed in Kokrajhar

Two supporters of minority-dominated All India
United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Giasuddin Sheikh and
Joyamuddin Sheikh were killed as they were hit by missiles
from a rampaging mob after AIUDF President Badaruddin Ajmal
failed to address a scheduled election rally, the police said.

Ajmal could not arrive as his helicopter failed to
land due to a technical snag.

Kokrajhar district is the headquarters of Bodoland
Territorial Council (BTC), run by the Bodoland People`s Party
(BPF), an ally of the ruling Congress which is pitted against
the minority population where the AIUDF has base.

Superintendent of Police P K Dutta said security has
been tightened and the entire area has been brought under
security cover.

Dutta said while the district administration held
talks with the Sarphang district authorities of Bhutan for
cooperation in maintaining law and order, prohibitory orders
under section 144 CRPC have been clamped in the area.


First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 20:45

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