Polling agents beaten up
Source: Imphal Free Press

Ukhrul, February 24: Three agents of the MSCP candidate in 43-Phungyar constituency, W Keishing, were beaten up by armed miscreants yesterday evening at Nambasi Khullen village while the repolls held today at a polling station (43/27) in the village.

W Keishing, accompanied by his agents and workers, as well as this correspondent, had gone to the village yesterday evening at around 7 pm when they were stopped by armed gunmen and rowdy elements just before entering the village.

Three agents of W Keishing were beaten black and blue and threatened with dire consequences.

Thereafter, the armed gunmen forced Keishing and his companions to turn back.

W Keishing has filed a complaint with the DC, Ukhrul in this regard, charging that the incident was a prelude to booth capturing during today’s repoll.