Group clash over blood donation camp in Kasba, four critical
Kolkata: As many as 10 persons were injured, four of them critically, when a clash broke out between two groups over organising a blood donation camp at Dhanmath area of Kasba on Saturday morning.
The incident has caused tension among the local residents many of whom tried to flee the spot. According to police, among the injured were two pedestrians who sustained injuries during the group clash. Police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement. The locals alleged that some of the group members were in drunken state.
Members of two rival groups attacked each other with bamboo sticks and hurled stones at each other.
Police added that the members from both the groups were carrying sharp weapons with them. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where four have been undergoing treatment with serious injuries.
A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
In a separate incident, a chaos broke out at Howrah Railway Station on Saturday morning after Railway Protection Force jawans demolished as many as 19 temporary stalls that were there on different platforms.
The incident caused a chaos with the vendors staging demonstration at the railway station.
The Railway authorities have, however, claimed that these stalls were set up illegally on the platforms and were creating inconvenience to passengers, obstructing their paths. Railways have also claimed that they had served a prior notice to these stall owners for removal but they did not take any steps in this regard.
However, the agitating vendors have claimed that they set up the stalls following proper norms and also pay money to the Railways for their stalls. They also demanded that they must be allowed to run their stalls on the railway platforms.