- Gagan Som whisked away from a polling booth in Faridpur in Uttar Pradesh
- Sangeet Som made news with his fiery speeches during Muzaffarnagar riots
- Polling is on for first of 7 phases of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh
Gagan Som was whisked away from inside the booth after a pistol was recovered from his possession. An official told IANS that the act was in contravention of election rules and hence the action was taken.
The polling is underway for the for the first of the seven phases of the high-stake Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with voters queueing up to cast their ballots in 73 constituencies spread over 15 districts of western UP.
Mr Som faced charges in a case related to the riots and was even jailed.