5 dead in Cooch Behar firing, Election Commission adjourns polls at booth no. 126 in West Bengal`s Sitalkuchi

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NEW DELHI: The Election Commission ordered adjournment of polls astatine polling presumption fig 126 successful the Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency of West Bengal amid reports of unit connected Saturday (April 10). A spokesperson of the canvass sheet said the determination was based connected an interim study filed by peculiar observers. Detailed reports person been sought from them and the authorities Chief Electoral Officer by 5 pm.

The determination comes against the backdrop of 5 persons being killed arsenic cardinal forces allegedly opened occurrence aft coming nether onslaught from locals, who 'attempted to snatch their rifles', successful West Bengal's Cooch Behar territory connected Saturday. The incidental took spot successful the Sitalkuchi country erstwhile voting was underway, a elder territory constabulary serviceman told PTI. 

The ruling Trinamool Congress successful West Bengal connected Saturday sought mentation from the Election Commission implicit the decease of 5 persons, who were changeable allegedly by cardinal forces astatine Mathabhanga successful Cooch Behar territory during the 4th signifier of assembly elections. "We are bittersweet to accidental with heavy interest that firing by cardinal forces has near 4 dormant and 4 injured astatine Mathabhanga. We besides privation to accidental that the cardinal forces are committing crimes and crossing each limits. The EC should travel retired with an explanation," TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen said.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Trinamool Congress supremo and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee volition sojourn Sitalkuchi connected April 11 and instrumentality banal of the situation. The Trinamool successful readying to clasp a protestation implicit the incidental and request resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah implicit Cooch Behar firing successful which 5 radical mislaid their lives.

Sen said erstwhile Mamata had pointed to the excesses of the cardinal forces, she was doubly issued a showcause notice. "Now, the radical of the authorities privation to showcause the EC astir however this unfortunate lawsuit unfolded," she said. The TMC person said the BJP is playing caput games and resorting to unit tactics.

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"Mamata Banerjee has already won the Nandigram spot by a immense margin. BJP is simply selling a imagination to its enactment workers," Sen said. She besides shared clippings of purported videos, 1 of which showed cardinal forces vandalising TMC camps astatine night.

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