J&K: NC supporters attack BJP supporters in Bishnah constituency

The victims were attacked when they were returning home after attending a meeting of BJP candidate, Ashwani Kumar.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Published:December 7, 2014 9:05 pm

Three Bharatiya Janata Party workers including an elected Sarpanch of Chakra were injured after they were allegedly attacked by some supporters of National Conference in Bishnah Assembly constituency late on Sunday evening.

The victims were attacked while they were returning home after attending a meeting of BJP candidate, Ashwani Kumar, who is seeking re-election from the area for the third time in a row. Identified as Vijay Saini, Sarpanch of Chakra, besides Satpal and Suraj, the injured were rushed to Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu.

The police have arrested three people and registered a case.

Giving details, police said that the trouble erupted when victims after the meeting started raising slogans for BJP candidate in front of the shops of the assailants who happened to be supporters of some other party. Moreover, Vijay Saini had last year allegedly assaulted one of them.

As Saini and his supporters did not listen to assailants’ request to move away from their shop, the latter attacked them with a rod.

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