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Governor calls on DGP over Bhatpara debacle

Kolkata: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday called Director General (DG) of West Bengal Police Virendra, to discuss about the violence in Bhatpara-Jagaddal area and to know what steps have been taken by the police to restore peace.

According to sources, on Tuesday afternoon Virendra reached Raj Bhavan and met with the Governor. After meeting with MP Arjun Singh at the hospital, Dhankhar had stated on Monday that he would talk with state administration about the situation.

During the meeting, the Governor asked what has happened in the recent past at Bhatpara. He also asked the DG about the steps taken so far to restore normalcy in the area and actions taken against the accused persons.

Sources informed that during the interaction, Dhankhar expressed his concern over the issue and asked Virendra to take stringent action to deal with the violent situation in Bhatpara.

On the other hand, raids are continuing in Bhatpara-Jagaddal area to nab the persons who were involved in the violence. Police have already initiated two cases against several persons including Arjun and his son Pawan Singh. Till Tuesday, 16 persons have been arrested in total.

On Monday, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order (L&O) Gyanwant Singh had blamed Arjun for the violence on Sunday and alleged that the crowd was led by the MP himself. He appreciated the steps taken by the police and stated that despite extreme levels of provocation, police remained patient and acted accordingly.

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