|8 BJP workers hurt in re-poll violence |
IMPHAL, March 9 - Eight BJP workers were hurt when Congress workers allegedly attacked them during re-polling in Andro constituency of Imphal East at around 8 am on Thursday near Itham Moirangpurel village.
An injured BJP worker said the incident occurred when they went to inspect a booth at Itham Moirangpurel Tumukhong. He alleged some 10 Congress workers stopped and attacked them. The BJP workers were blindfolded, their hands tied behind their backs and brutally beaten up, he said.
A police team rescued them and brought them to JNIMS hospital for treatment. Hospital sources said two among the injured were critical. Security has been tightened in the area following the incident, police said.