The clashes broke out at Sonai in Cachar district as voting for the second phase of the Assam Assembly election was about to end.

Police on Tuesday fired gunshot into the air and resorted to baton charge following a clash between the supporters of the BJP and its rival AIUDF in Assam’s Barak Valley.

The clashes broke out at Sonai in Cachar district as voting for the second phase of the Assam Assembly election was about to end.

Voting was held on 39 seats in the second phase of the Assam assembly election.

Earlier in the day, there were reports of electronic voting machines malfunctioning at some booths.

They were immediately replaced and voting continued.

BJP leader Aminul Islam Laskar was surrounded by a crowd when he went to a polling station and his personal security officer fired from his service weapon to protect the candidate, sources have said, adding three people were reportedly injured, ND TV reported.

Elections to the 126-member Assam assembly are being held in three phases.

The third and final phase for 40 seats will be held on April 6.

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