Ex-MLA among 7 hurt in clash

Ex-MLA among 7 hurt in clash

The car belonging to former MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar which was damaged in the clash. dh photo

Seven people, inciuding former Hungund MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar, were injured as BJP and Congress workers clashed during elections to posts in the primary agriculture credit co-operative bank.

There were not many policemen deployed on the bank premises at the time of the elections.

Window panes of the bank and the CCTV cameras installed on the premises of the bank were broken in stone-throwing, as polls were being held for the posts of president and vice president.

Kashappanavar’s car and a police vehicle were damaged in the incident. Trouble started when Kashappanavar entered the bank office and this was opposed by the BJP side.

A verbal duel ensued, following which the two sides clashed.

The injured have been admitted to the civil hospital for treatment.