Tension prevailed in Kasba area following a clash that broke out between the supporters of Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) on late Sunday night.
Senior TMC leaders alleged that some CPI(M)-backed goons had damaged a board, which was scheduled to be unveiled by the local MLA Javed Ahmed Khan at ward number 91 under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. There was a plan that the TMC mouthpiece would also be put up on the board.
Local TMC members found that board was lying broken and they also saw some CPI(M) supporters roaming nearby. This aroused suspicion among the TMC workers that the CPI(M) men were involved in the incident.
A clash broke out when TMC activists protested against the incident and demanded the CPI(M) cadre if they had in fact damaged the newly-constructed board for displaying their party mouthpiece. Some members of both the political parties were injured in the incident. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Both the groups lodged complaints against one another in the local police station after the incident.
CPI(M) leaders staged a demonstration at the Kasba police station alleging inaction by the police. They also alleged that a sub-inspector of police from the Kasba police station assaulted the women members of their party. Senior TMC leaders alleged that the CPI(M)-backed workers damaged the board without any provocation, which was erected for displaying their party mouthpiece. As soon as the matter was raised, the CPI(M) men attacked them, they alleged.
Local CPI(M) leaders claimed that their party supporters were heckled by TMC workers on Monday morning.