West Bengal Police  Patrol Polling Centres In Indian Army Uniforms; No Central Forces In Over 1000 BoothsIndian Army - Representative Image

West Bengal state police officials were found wearing Indian Army uniforms in Alipurduar during the Lok Sabha polling on Thursday (12 April), Zee News has reported.

The police officials in Alipurduar’s Birapara were sporting olive khaki dresses and caps with Indian Army inscribed on them. This led to much confusion among voters and observers.

The report adds that of all the total 1834 polling booths in the constituency, 1020 polling booths did not have any Central Forces. A total of 544 polling booths were also flagged as sensitive in the constituency.

It was earlier reported that TMC workers had attacked BJP workers in Cooch Behar to leave three of them critically injured.

In other such instances, TMC activists allegedly vandalised a vehicle owned by Ghatal Lok Sabha Convener Tapan Maity.

The BJP has also alleged that TMC workers are marking BJP’s voting button on the EVM machine with nail-polish to identify its voters.

There have been reports of TMC workers ransacking an EVM machine in Cooch Behar’s Barosholmari area. The BJP candidate Nisith Pramanik also alleged that the police looked helpless in front armed TMC men.

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