1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India News
  4. Minister's convoy attacked, TMC workers thrashed as post-poll violence continues in Bengal

Minister's convoy attacked, TMC workers thrashed as post-poll violence continues in Bengal

Extra police forces have been sent to Bhatpara and Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district following a clash between TMC and BJP workers.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 27, 2019 6:38 IST
Representative News Image
Image Source : PTI

Post-poll violence continues in Bengal

Parts of West Bengal are still struggling under post-poll violence as reports of attack on a state minister's convoy, beating up of ruling TMC workers and ransacking party offices allegedly by BJP workers poured in, officials said Sunday.

According to the police, Forest Minister Binay Krishna Burman's convoy was attacked by those allegedly belonging to the BJP following which he was rescued by police who rushed to the place. 

Violent incidents were also reported from Dinhata in Coochbehar, Paharpur in Jalpaiguri and Gangarampur Dakshin Dinajpur, sources in the state police department said.

Also Read | West Bengal wants Gujarat-like development: Modi

"We are looking into the incidents. At certain places, we have taken necessary action. Police pickets have also been set up," a senior police officer said.

Extra police forces have been sent to Bhatpara and Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district following a clash between TMC and BJP workers there, he added. 

Write a comment

Yoga Day 2019