Ranigunj: Labour minister assures full support to victim's family, 19 arrested
Kolkata: Nineteen people have been arrested so far in connection with the trouble over Ram Navami procession at Ranigunj that claimed one life and left several police officers including a Deputy Commissioner of Police critically injured.
Besides taking all necessary steps to bring the situation under control, state Labour minister Molay Ghatak assured full support to the family members of Manoj Mondal who was killed in the clash. He also assured his family members that he would approach the state government to provide a job to the next of kin of the victim.
Though there was no fresh violence reported in the area since Monday evening, the police had been constantly patrolling and no one was allowed to assemble in the area without any valid reason.
A large contingent of police patrolled the area led by L N Meena, Commissioner of Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissionerate. Police pickets are still present at strategic locations to ensure that the law and order situation doesn't deteriorate again.
Raids have also been conducted at different places since Monday evening and the police have arrested 19 people till reports last came in.
The police have also initiated a probe and came to know that the victim, a daily wage labourer, was returning from a place when he was caught in between the two groups who had engaged in the clash.
Arindam Dutta Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters), who received injuries on his right hand when a bomb exploded, is admitted at a private hospital in Burdwan and is undergoing treatment in the ICU. Doctors said both the bones — ulna and radius — of his right hand have fracture injuries. Lots of tissues and muscles have also been damaged. The doctors, however, managed to check bleeding on Monday itself and now are taking necessary precautions so that infection does not spread.
Meanwhile, a complaint was lodged with Kharagpur Town Police Station against BJP state president Dilip Ghosh for carrying arms during a Ram Navami rally at Kharagpur.