Shutdown announced in Palin seeking arrest of perpetrates of poll violence

ITANAGAR, Apr 14: Palin town in Kra Daadi district reportedly remains shut down since Saturday.
Dolang Tako, the election agent of the Janata Dal (United)’s MLA candidate for the Palin assembly segment, on Sunday said the supporters of the candidate on Saturday night “unanimously decided to continue the bandh call” and served an ultimatum to the authority concerned to arrest within 48 hours those who were involved in “firing, assaulting and damaging of EVM” on polling day.
They also threatened to “extend the bandh call with chakka jam” if the authorities fail to take action within the given timeframe.
In a press release, Tako alleged that a supporter of the Congress party’s MLA candidate opened fire at one of the supporters of the JD(U)’s candidate on 11 April. He said the JD(U) supporter sustained serious injuries and is now undergoing medical treatment.
Tako further alleged that a sector magistrate was also beaten up, and that the EVM in the Rakso polling station was snatched from the sector magistrate and damaged by the supporters of the Congress candidate.
In a release he issued later, Tako said no arrest had been made till Sunday evening and therefore the JD(U)’s supporters have decided to impose the bandh along with chakka jam from 5 am of 16 April to 5 pm of 18 April.