‘Taking strict action against Dhulagarh rioters, compensating affected’
The Bengal government on Thursday said it has taken strict actions against those involved in the Dhulagarh riots in Howrah district and also started compensating the affected.
A top official at the state secretariat said the government has already started compensating the families affected by the violence which rocked the district earlier this month.
"Families in Dhulagarh which have been affected will be compensated. We have also decided to rebuild the houses damaged during the riots," the officials said on Thursday.
Asked if persons involved in the riots were booked, the official said, "The state government has already taken strict action in the matter and arrests have been made... Law will take its own course."
Sources in the district police said people are wary of returning to their homes and thus have to remain homeless, barely 20 km from the state secretariat.
Earlier, delegations of the BJP, CPI(M) and Congress were stopped from visiting the troubled areas.
Meanwhile, top officials at the state home department said SP Howrah (Rural) Sabyasachi Raman Mishra was transferred in the wake of violence in less than a fortnight of his appointment.