BJP Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh was injured after a huge clash broke out in the Bhatpara-Kankinara area on Sunday (September 1)
Kolkata: BJP MP Arjun Singh was injured while his SUV was damaged in a violent clash. The clash broke out after he with his party workers tried to resist the Trinamool Congress workers’ attempts to take control of their party offices from BJP camp on (Sunday) September 1.
Arjun Singh suffered head injuries and the BJP has called a 12-hour bandh in Barrackpore on Monday (September 2) in protest against the attack. Singh has accused Barrackpore police commissioner Manoj Verma of hitting his head with a stick.
Singh also said that the deputy commissioner of police Ajay Thakur intensified the violence. He was later shifted to a private hospital. According to reports, a group of Trinamool activists carrying rods, sticks and bamboo poles, went to take control of the office on Feeder Road in Shyamnagar at around 10 am.
Singh also said to media that he was going to attend a blood donation camp at Mohanpur and on the way, he came to know about the forcible occupation of our party offices by the TMC supporters. So he rushed to the spot immediately from Jagaddal, travelling in his white SUV.
The BJP MP also got engaged in a verbal fight with a police officer. Another round of clashes also took place between the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers at Meghna More of Barrackpore soon. The Barrackpore police commissioner led a large contingent of force to bring the situation under control. The cops resorted to lathicharge and lobbed tear gas shells.
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