On Monday, police found 50 crude bombs from an abandoned railway housing complex in the area. Miscreants had hurled bombs and ransacked the Bhatpara Municipal Matri Sadan (maternity home) and this created panic among patients.
Kolkata: West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district witnessed violence on Monday as bombs were hurled by miscreants in the area. Tensions have only been escalating in Bhatpara-Kankinara region since Saturday evening.
On Monday, police found 50 crude bombs from an abandoned railway housing complex in the area. During Lok Sabha election results, the same area witnessed repeated clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
At least two persons had been killed and 11 others injured in violent clashes in the area since the Lok Sabha polls.
Miscreants had hurled bombs and ransacked the Bhatpara Municipal Matri Sadan (maternity home) and the patients were panic-stricken. Bombs were hurled at different places of Kankinara during the day.
There is no causality reported yet. Meanwhile Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the area. At least two persons have been arrested so far in connection with the violence.
Local residents put up a rail blockade at Kankinara station for about two hours to protest the violence, leading to disruption of train services in Sealdah-Ranaghat
division of the Eastern Railway.
The police, along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel, have been deployed in the area, with many shops, market places and business establishments downing their shutters.
The fight has intensified in the area ever since Arjun Singh crossed over from the TMC to the BJP and won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, under which Bhatpara and Kankinara fall.
In the by-election to the Bhatpara Assembly seat that was held along with the Lok Sabha elections, Arjun Singh's son, Pawan Singh, defeated TMC candidate and former state minister Madan Mitra.
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Last Updated 16, Jul 2019, 5:31 PM