Kolkata: Two Election Commission personnel were today beaten up while they were videographing a bike rally by Trinamool workers at Manikchak in Malda district, inviting the ire of the poll body which has directed authorities to initiate stern action against the accused and file a report on the incident.
Bike rallies are prohibited during election campaign under EC rules.
District election office sources said that the video footage would be examined before filing of any official complaint.
EC director Dhirendra Ojha said in Kolkata that the poll body had taken a serious note of the incident and asked the district administration to submit report of the incident by this evening.
It also asked the DM to submit a detailed report of the incident and the action-taken-report to the Commission by this evening.