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BJP leader seen slapping Tripura polling official in viral video, arrested

A Tripura BJP leader was arrested on 29 April assaulting a presiding officer at a polling station on Friday during phase 2 polls for Tripura East constituency.

Kajal Das, the president of BJP’s North Tripura district, was seen slapping the poll official in a video is being widely circulated on social media platforms.

A complaint was lodged against Kajal Das by the assistant returning officer of Dharmanagar. Several other people, who are yet to be identified, were also seen attacking the officer at polling station number 22 of the Bagbasa assembly constituency.

A investigation was conducted based on reports from sector officers, micro observers and the viral video, said Jayanta Debnath, the officer in-charge of Kadamtala police station where the case was filed.

A case under sections 353, 332, and 131 of the Representation of People’s Act, as well as section 34 of the IPC has been filed against the accused.

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