Guwahati: Twelve persons, including five
policemen and three polling personnel, were injured as
sporadic incidents marked polling to Tiwa Autonomous Council
in central Assam today, police sources said.
Police fired in the air to scare away the mob which
also set ablaze three vehicles, sources said.
Trouble began when a person, belonging to a non-Tiwa
community, allegedly obstructed voters from excersing
franchise at a booth under Kamargaon seat in Nagaon district,
Five policemen, three polling personnel and four
persons were injured in the clash.
In another incident in neighbouring Morigaon district,
a minor clash took place between supporters of rival parties
in which one vehicle was damaged.
An estimated 70 per cent polling was reported from the
Counting for the 30-member Tiwa council will be taken
up on June 10.