Thirteen injured in clashes ahead of Delhi polls

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) At least 13 supporters of various political parties were injured in three separate incidents of clashes in the past 24 hours, police said Friday.

In the first incident, three Aam Admi Party (AAP) workers were injured after being allegedly attacked by workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar late Thursday night.

“One of the alleged attackers has been arrested and a case registered,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Pushpendra Kumar told IANS.

The second incident was reported Friday around 4 p.m. from north Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar area where a clash broke out between supporters of the Congress and the AAP.

Police said at least seven members from both sides were injured in the scuffle that broke out after the supporters of one side found the other distributing liqour to lure voters.

Three AAP members, including its candidate Akhilesh Tripathi from Model Town constituency, were injured in the attack while four supporters of the Congress also received injuries in the attack.

Police said they have received complaints from both the side. They were verifying the allegations and had also collected CCTV footage from the area to ascertain the facts.

The third incident happened in west Delhi’s Narela area where three men allegedly barged into the office of a Congress candidate to threaten him. The party workers beat them up and handed them over to the police.

Police said they were investigating to establish the identities of the trio.