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Congress leader Khan Chowdhury allegedly attacked in Malda

Malda, PTI | Updated : 16 July 2013, 03:46 PM

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare A H Khan Chowdhury was allegedly attacked during a Congress rally at Kaliachak in West Bengal's Malda district on Tuesday.

Congress sources claimed bullets were fired and bombs hurled by alleged Trinamool Congress workers at the rally which was held at Jadupur area and participated by Khan Chowdhury in support of its zilla parishad candidate for the ongoing panchayat polls.

However, there was no casualty and none was injured in the attack and Khan Chowdhury was whisked away from the spot by his security personnel, the sources said.

A complaint was later filed with the police at Kaliachak.

When contacted District Magistrate G Kiran Kumar said miscreants burst fire crackers near the site of a party meeting at Narayanpur which was scheduled to be addressed by Khan Chowdhury.

None was injured in the incident, he said.

Neither the Superintendent of Police nor TMC could be contacted.

At Jadupur, where the alleged took place, total 26 gram panchayat and panchayat samity seats have been already won unopposed by TMC.

First Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 03:44 PM
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