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6 BJP workers held for assault on Trinamool activists

6 BJP workers held for assault on Trinamool activists

Kolkata: Six BJP workers have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in an attack on Trinamool Congress activists.

The incident took place at Kanksa area in West Burdwan district on Sunday night. It has been learnt that the local Trinamool Congress leaders had organised a meeting in the area, as a result of which many Trinamool Congress workers went there from different places.

When a Trinamool Congress delegation was going to attend the meeting, some miscreants attacked them. The TMC men were passing through Bankati Panchayat area, when the miscreants stopped their way and started beating them up.

The district Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that the saffron party had engaged miscreants to disrupt the meeting. They were equipped with arms and assaulted the TMC workers, many of whom sustained serious injuries in various parts of their bodies.

Around seven Trinamool Congress supporters suffered serious injuries and they have been undergoing treatment at Durgapur Sub-Divisional Hospital. Some of their condition is stated to be serious.

The district BJP leaders have, however, denied the allegation and termed the incident a result of intra-party clash between two factions within the ruling party in the state.

A huge contingent of police swung into action following the incident and brought the situation under control. However, the attackers managed to flee from the spot before the police reached.

The district Trinamool Congress leaders lodged a complaint with the police station against BJP late on Sunday night. After initiating a probe, the police have arrested six BJP workers from different parts of the district on Monday morning.

They have been remanded in police custody after being produced before a district court. Police are conducting a detailed probe to identify the other accused involved in the incident. Raids are being carried out to nab the other culprits.

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