CISF files police complaint on Sitalkuchi attack

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JALPAIGURI: The

CISF

lodged a complaint on Monday with Mathabhanga police station against unidentified miscreants for attacking them on Saturday, during the fourth phase of

polling

at

Sitalkuchi

’s

booth

126. It was following this attack that the force opened

fire

in “self-defence”, killing four people.
The brother of Hamidul Haque, who was the first victim of the firing, lodged a complaint against CISF.
Election Commission officials are trying to find

CCTV

footage of the booth to reach a conclusion about the occurrence of mob violence. Senior officials questioned several polling staff who were present at the booth.
They are also planning to question a polling staffer of an adjacent booth who claimed he witnessed the incident and posted about it on social media. He may be made a witness in the case. A senior EC official, however, said booth 126 was a single-booth polling station.
On Monday, West Bengal chief minister

Mamata Banerjee

said she had got the names of the CISF personnel who had opened fire at Sitalkuchi and blamed the SP for the firing.

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