Guwahati: Kokrajhar Police patrolling team on Sunday night launched a raid at the residence of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) candidate in Kokrajhar East Pramila Rani Brahma ahead of the phase 3 elections.
As per police information, there was a gathering at the residence of Pramila Rani Brahma amid the imposition of the model code of conduct in the poll-bound district.
Police claimed that they had received information about alleged cash distribution activity at Pramila Rani Brahma’s residence. Based on the information, Kokrajhar Police under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Rakesh Raushan launched a ‘crackdown’ at around 9 pm.
Pramila Rani Brahma, however, denied the allegations accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally UPPL of “using police power for political gains”.
She said, “It’s the UPPL party who have openly distributed money amongst crowds in Kokrajhar town, not me. But no action has been initiated on them,” adding, “Is there a different law for UPPL and BPF party? She questioned.
Speaking to the media, SP Raushan said, “More than 1000 people were gathered at her residence. We asked the crowd to disperse as section 144 CrPC was imposed in the district. There was no cooperation from the side of BPF candidate Pramila Rani Brahma and her party people during our raid. They have misbehaved with us including one more IPS official. PSO of Pramila Rani and another person have also been picked up for interrupting on-duty police officials. We are going to take lawful action.”
SP Raushan also claimed that there was a chaotic situation during the police raid. Later, the situation was brought under control.