Ten Trinamool Congress workers, including a woman were severely injured when they were suddenly attacked allegedly by CPI(M) and Congress workers on Monday night at Canning in South 24-Parganas.
The injured Trinamool Congress workers including the woman, Sushma Mondal were admitted to Canning Sub-division Hospital. Police said Trinamool Congress workers alleged that the CPI(M) and
Congress workers attacked them when they were busy discussing an issue in a meeting in their party office at Redokhali village in Canning.
They lodged a complaint with the police against Somnath Sardar, Kashinath Sardar, Biswanath Sardar and Gautam Sardar. They were Congress and CPI(M) workers in the area.
Describing the incident, a Trinamool Congress worker, who was standing outside the party office and witnessed the incident, said that the accused were carrying bamboo sticks and wooden logs. They rushed inside the party office where around 15 people including some women were present
in the meeting.
Before anyone could have realised anything they started beating them up. Some of the TMC workers managed to come out while some retaliated. Sushma had tried to stop the accused from
damaging valuables inside the party office. Thus they continued beating her up till she fell on the ground.
The CPI(M) and Congress workers ransacked a portion of the party office. Before more Trinamool Congress workers had gathered in the area, the accused managed to flee.
The incident led to tension in the area. Local Trinamool Congress leaders and workers held a rally protesting against the incident and demanded arrest of the accused as early as possible.
The police initiated a probe in this connection but are yet to arrest anyone. Preliminary investigation revealed that it was a pre-planned attack on the TMC workers.
It was well known to the accused that a meeting was scheduled in the party office on Monday evening. Accordingly they had chalked out their plan.