As many as 500 masked men attacked a polling team and snatched away Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) near Langbang in Arunachal Pradesh earlier this week.
The team of officials was going to Nampe polling station where a re-poll was scheduled on Tuesday, May 21.
The team consisted of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and two sections of the Indian Reserve Battalion.
The Arunachal Times reported, quoting a police officer, that the assailants belonged to the National People’s Party. The party is an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Northeastern states. It holds 16 out of the 60 seats in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.
An FIR in this regard was also filed at the Koloriang police station by Nampe sector magistrate Rido Tarak.
The poll panel had ordered re-polling at the booth in Koloriang constituency after allegations of electoral malpractices during an earlier re-election in April