Fresh bombing puts Bhatpara on boil again, ASI injured
Kolkata: Despite repeated measures to reinstate peace in and around the Bhatpara-Jagaddal-Kankinara area, miscreants are still trying to create unrest.
On Tuesday night, some miscreants again hurled bombs at Baruipara and Railway Siding number 5 in Bhatpara, which triggered tension in the area. While trying to control the situation, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police got injured.
After a few minutes, a large contingent of police arrived at the spot and tried to intervene in order to control the situation. However, upon seeing the police, the miscreants hurled bombs targeting their team. An ASI subsequently received serious injuries after splinters from the bombs penetrated his legs.
He was rushed to a local hospital, where he has since been admitted. Following this, police tried to chase and apprehend the miscreants but failed to do so. To control the situation, police reportedly fired a few rounds. However, they have denied the allegation of firing.
Despite section 144 CrPC being imposed in the area, problems in and around Bhatpara, Jagaddal and Kankinara are continuing. Police have already launched an extensive search operation to nab the offenders.
On Tuesday, three miscreants were arrested in a case of bombing which took place a few days ago in Bhatpara. Several crude bombs have also been recovered and disarmed. Police pickets have been set up in many places in order to prevent any deterioration of law and order situation.
Earlier, police had arrested several more miscreants, whereas one miscreant was reportedly shot dead by police in self-defense a few days ago.