Two Trinamool Congress leaders were shot at in two different places in North and South 24 Parganas on Friday. Despite senior leaders taking steps to check incidents of political violence, attacks on local leaders and workers of Trinamool Congress is still continuing. It may be mentioned that around 19 Trinamool Congress workers were killed since the elections dates were announced.
Police said Dipankar Das, a Trinamool Congress leader from Titagarh area, was shot at when he was sitting in a play ground near Kalitala with two or three other youth. Two persons with the faces covered with clothes reached the spot on a motorbike and opened fired at him. He received bullet injuries near his
The youth, those sitting with Das, fled finding the miscreants taking out guns. Before anyone could have understood what went wrong the miscreants managed to flee.
Local people came hearing the sound of firing and found Das writhing in pain in a pool of blood. They took him to a local hospital where his treatment started. He was later shifted to a hospital in Kolkata as his condition deteriorated on Thursday night.
Doctors stated his condition to be critical as there was profuse bleeding from his body. The youths those were sitting with the victim in the playground identified the miscreants and a complaint was lodged against them in this connection.
Police later arrested two persons Kundan Singh and Amarjit Singh based on the complaints lodged by the victim’s family member.
In another similar incident at Kulali in South 24 Parganas, another Trinamool Congress leader Asim Halder was shot at when he was returning home on Friday evening. Some youth stopped him when he was returning home. It seems he had refused to accept some of their proposals and it led to an altercation,
following which he was shot at.
Local people couldn’t catch anyone as they had fled before the local people could have managed to reach the spot. Later, he was taken to a local hospital where he is undergoing necessary treatment. The incident led to tension in the area and party workers demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
Police conducted raids in some of the places. But, police are yet to arrest anyone in this connection.