Guwahati, Dec 9: On the eve of the second phase election to Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), the president of the UPPL Promod Boro and the party’s vice president as well as a poll candidate Pratibha Brahma had a close shave when unidentified miscreants attacked the vehicles of Promod Bodo and Brahma with boulders, sticks etc. at Nayekgaon in Kokrajhar district tonight.
The bullet proof vehicle of Promod Boro and Innova car of Pratibha Brahma were severely damaged in the attack while few other vehicles in Promode Boro’s convoy in the attack. The convoy was approaching Kokrajhar travelling via Boholpur in Dhubri district.
A case has been registered in Kokrajhar Police Station even as tension prevailed in the area following the dastardly attack on the President of the UPPL that is giving a very tough fight against the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the current BTC election.
Meanwhile, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), G P Singh rushed to Kokrajhar following the incident and asserted that criminals involved in the attack would be arrested.
UPPL President Promod Boro has called upon his supporters and people of the BTC to give an adequate answer to tonight’s attack through ballot tomorrow.