3rd phase polling - Violence rocks Chandel, CCpur
UNC accuses Security Forces

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 19: A Maruti Gypsy belonging to Independent candidate from Tengnoupal AC, Marung Mokunga has been completely damaged and the election office of the candidate set up at Kangshang in Chandel was ransacked by Manipur police commandos and the BSF personnel, according to the United Naga Council, reports NNN.

UNC chief KS Paul Leo while informing this development to Newmai News Network tonight, rued that the motive of the security forces was to hamper the movement launched by the UNC.

Leo stated that at around 3/4 pm today personnel of Manipur police commandos and the BSF were loitering around Pallel and the adjoining areas and then went to Kangshang which is some 2 km away from Pallel and ransacked the office of Marung Mokunga who is the UNC�s consensus candidate.

The UNC leader also alleged that files and election posters weretorn to shreds and the vehicle of the candidate has been completely damaged.

According to the UNC president, the Maruti gypsy with registration number bearing AR-O-1/4662 of which the permit issued on February 10, 2007 bearing number 001.The UNC president further lamented that the UNC team is now campaigning in the Chandel district and now it has been noticed that the state agencies are all out to intimidate and threaten the innocent villagers to go against the UNC.

The Naga body urged the Returning Officer/Deputy Commissioner of Chandel to take up the matter at the earliest time possible with regard to the incident and award appropriate action against the Manipur police commandos and the BSF personnel involved in carrying out unlawful activities.