BJP leader Sangeet Som’s brother detained with pistol in polling booth

Posted on by Saurav Khanduri

BJP leader Sangeet Som: BJP legislator Sangeet Som’s brother, Gagan Som has been detained this morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Faridpur for having pistol inside a polling booth, a police officer said.

BJP leader Sangeet Som's brother detained with pistol in polling booth

BJP leader Sangeet Som: Security recovered a pistol from lawmaker’s brother

He was rushed away from inside the both when he was found with a pistol from his possession.  An official told IANS that the act was in contravention of election rules and therefore the action was taken.

The polling is ongoing for the first phase out of the seven phases of the high-stake Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with voters standing at the polling booth to cast their votes in 73constituencies spread over 15 districts of Western UP.

BJP leader Sangeet Som's brother detained with pistol in polling booth

BJP leader Sangeet Som faced charges related Muzaffarnagar riots

Sangeet Som, a BJP’s controversial legislator was accused of violating the poll code after the police last month found CDs in a car he was using to campaign for next month’s election.

As per sources, the CDs had around three hours of videos having sensitive references to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots that claimed 60 lives and displaces tens of thousands. He has faced charges in a case related to the riots and was sent to jail

On the other hand, a clash between Samajwadi and Bahujan Samajwadi supporters occurred on Saturday in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh over the issues concerning to voting.

 

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