A automobile employed for ballot responsibility was set ablaze at Bandwan in Purulia district on Friday evening, hours earlier than the primary part of meeting elections get underway, official sources mentioned.
The automobile was reportedly on its manner again after dropping election officers at a polling station, when it was set on hearth at Tulsidi village within the once-Maoist-affected “Jangalmahal” belt of the state, they mentioned.
According to eyewitnesses, the automobile was stopped by a couple of individuals who emerged out of the forests abruptly and allegedly threw a petrol-soaked materials on it, earlier than fleeing.
No one was injured within the incident, the sources mentioned.
The automobile was diminished to ashes by the point hearth brigade officers might douse the blaze, they added.
A police investigation is underway.
All the 9 seats in Purulia will go for polls on Saturday within the first part.