In another clash last night, three CPI-M supporters were injured at Paharpur area of the district, the sources said. One of the three injured was admitted to hospital. Several people were injured at a clash today at Swastir Hat in Maynaguri block, but it was not confirmed by the police.
Around 500 CPI-M supporters alleged that they were not allowed to vote by Trinamool Congress activists at Pukurjan village in the Jajganj block of the district. The polling remained by and large peaceful with a 30 percent voter turnout till noon in the four districts of North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri, according to State Election Commission officials.
Twenty persons have lost their lives in poll-related violence in the previous four phases.
12 police Kolkata police personal suspended for indiscipline
Twelve police personal of Kolkata police have been suspended for indiscipline, as they had denied to conduct their election duty during the panchayat polls, a senior police official said.
"We have suspended twelve kolkata police personal, all of them constables, for gross indiscipline. They had denied to perform their election duty during the panchayat polls, citing many problems. So they were called back to Kolkata and were suspended yseterday night," Joint CP (headquaters) Jawed Shamim said.
A huge police contingent from various sections of Kolkata police have been sent to five phase panchayat poll duty in various districts across the state.