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West Bengal: Bike-borne gunmen open fire at businessman’s car in busy Belgharia area near Kolkata; BJP reacts

The incident on busy BT Road, with several offices, commercial establishments and Kamarhati Municipality building nearby, triggered panic as police stepped up naka checking to track the miscreants who were on two motorbikes.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Kolkata Published on: June 15, 2024 19:04 IST
West bengal, Bengal crime, BJP, TMC, mamata banerjee
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Bike-borne gunmen fired a number of shots at a moving luxury car owned by a businessman in the busy Belgharia area in the outskirts of Kolkata on Saturday (June 15) afternoon, the police said. The businessman and his driver escaped unhurt, however, the sedan bore eight bullet marks on the left side of the vehicle, a senior police official said. The incident on busy BT Road, with several offices, commercial establishments and Kamarhati Municipality building nearby, triggered panic as police stepped up naka checking to track the miscreants who were on two motorbikes.

The Belgharia police station is also located nearby. The official said forensic experts will examine the car as part of the investigation.

BJP reacts to the incident

BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar slammed the Mamata Banerjee government over the incident and said that it proves the increasing lawlessness in the state under TMC rule, where gun-toting miscreants roam around attacking people in Kolkata and its outskirts.

He said a day back, a youth was shot at and injured in central Kolkata by unidentified assailants following a dispute over parking of two-wheelers.

“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is doing precious little to rein in the criminals and her police are busy collecting bribes from trucks,” he alleged.

TMC leader Kunal Ghosh said it was an isolated incident and the overall law and order situation in the state is good.

(With PTI inputs)

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