Job aspirants-police clash in Surendranath College
Tension ran high at Surendranath College in Sealdah following a clash that broke out between the police and a group of job aspirants who came to appear an examination for the recruitment of constables in Kolkata Police.
The situation turned violent when the job aspirants attacked the police personnel alleging that their bags were dumped in a particular place after they entered into an examination hall leaving their belongings elsewhere.
When they came out after writing their answer papers, they found that their bags were not where they had kept them. The candidates have
alleged that after carrying out a search, they found that the bags were dumped somewhere else.
Many candidates also alleged that some of their stuff that were inside their bags were missing.
The candidates became agitated and started protesting in the college area. A quarrel soon broke out between the examinees and the police who tried pacify the angry mob. The quarrel soon turned into an ugly scuffle between the two groups. Police have alleged that the candidates attacked them and they had to resort to the lathi-charge to pacify the mob.
The candidates blamed the police personnel for the incident. They also held the on-duty police personnel responsible for their missing items.
A huge contingent of police force was soon deployed at the spot to bring the situation under control. A police picket was set up outside the college as there was tension prevailing in the area.
It was learnt that around 2,000 candidates came to appear in the examination for the recruitment of police constable in Kolkata Police. The examination started around 10 am. While entering the examination hall, the candidates were asked to keep their belongings at a certain place.
When they came out after the examination, they found their belongings somewhere else. The agitated students soon demanded an explanation from the on duty police personnel who were few in number as compared to the examinees.
Police officers present at the spot failed to convince the mob and it was difficult for the police to control the angry mob. More police rushed to the spot. It was alleged that police resorted to the lathi-charge to bring the situation under control.
No one was arrested in this connection till the time this report was filed.