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Cop injured in Trinamool-BJP clash at Durgapur over possession of party office

Kolkata: An assistant sub-inspector of police was injured when he went to the Patashpur area of Durgapur to quell the violence that broke out following a clash between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters on Wednesday.

The incident has triggered tension in the area. The trouble originated on Monday after members from the two rival parties engaged in a clash over the possession of a party office, reportedly belonging to Trinamool Congress.

The BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders in the area accused each other of forcibly capturing the party office. BJP alleged that the party office belonged to them and Trinamool Congress had captured it, while Trinamool Congress leaders alleged the opposite.

Trinamool Congress managed to regain the party office eventually, following the intervention of police later. On Tuesday night, some people had locked the door of the party office from outside. On Wednesday morning, the local Trinamool Congress workers found out the same and informed the matter to the local police station. The incident subsequently led to a clash between the two political groups.

After being informed, the police reached the spot without delay but got attacked by a mob. Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that BJP-backed goons had attacked the policemen when they reached the spot to remove the lock.

The injured police officer was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he has been undergoing treatment. Some other policemen also sustained injuries in the incident. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.

Senior police officers later rushed to the spot and started a detailed probe into the incident. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits who had attacked the policemen.

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