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Meghalaya Electoral office registers case relating to TMC-NPP workers clash at Charbatapara in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, Feb 8: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) FR Kharkongor on Wednesday said a case has been registered in connection with the Charbatapara incident and investigation is going on.

He also assured that efforts are being made by District Election machinery to arrest the persons involved in the incident.

“Out of these 131 named accused persons, 25 have already been bound over by Police earlier and remaining will be bound over today in order to prevent such incidents in future,” Kharkongor said.

He further informed that SDO (C) and SDPO, Dadenggre Subdivision have been sent to visit the PO and assess the situation. They will also conduct a flag march in the area today as a show of force.

“All trouble mongers shall be made to execute bonds for good behaviour. Authorities are keeping a close watch over the situation,” he said.

On Tuesday night, a scuffle broke out between the workers of the opposition All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) at Charbatapara under Phulbari constituency in West Garo Hills District.

According to a report received from the District Election Officer, West Garo Hills, at around 10.45 pm, there was a scuffle/group clash between TMC and NPP supporters at Charbatapara village under 46 – Phulbari AC. As per information, S. G. E. Mominin (ex-MLA/TMC), Moni Mondol (TMC), Bhuttu (TMC), and Habibur Zaman (MDC/NPP) were present at the spot.

Accordingly, on receipt of information, a team from Phulbari PS rushed to the PO and controlled the situation.

Nine persons were sent for medical examination at Phulbari CHC but all were discharged after examination. One person (Nojrul Hoque) has been advised to contact higher centre as the injury is near the eye.

An FIR has been submitted by one Nozim Hussain, S/o (L) Abdul Sk, R/o Charbatapara, alleging that one procession led by Habibur Zaman (NPP) stopped near his house and pelted stones at his house due to which 4 persons got injured.

The reason for the clash was that while Habibur Zaman and his supporters were passing through the village, few TMC supporters hit their Scorpio vehicle which led to the scuffle.

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