TMC, BJP workers clash at Patrasayer

Kolkata: A major clash broke out at Patrasayer in Bankura on Saturday morning, between the workers and supporters of Trinamool Congress and BJP. To control the situation, police allegedly fired a few rounds, which hit three persons including a school student. However, police have denied the allegations.

According to sources, Trinamool had organised a rally on Saturday morning under the banner of Jansanyog Yatra, led by senior Trinamool leader Suvendu Adhikari. Near Kankardanga in Patrasayer, some BJP supporters shouted 'Jai Shri Ram'. When Trinamool workers protested the act, the BJP supporters allegedly attacked them.

Soon, the area turned into a battlefield as Trinamool workers tried to resist the attack. Meanwhile, police tried to control the situation but failed. It has been alleged that BJP workers also hurled crude bombs during the clash. Later, police fired teargas shells and initiated lathi charge to control the violent mob. While doing so a few rounds were fired, which hit three persons including a school student. BJP alleged that police had fired rubber bullets, which injured the trio. However, police have denied the allegation.

On Saturday night, police arrested local BJP leader Tamal Kanti Guin for allegedly creating the situation. Protesting against Guin's arrest, BJP workers on Sunday put up blockades and held agitation at several places across Bankura.

To avoid any deterioration of law and order, adequate police forces were deployed. Due to the incident, tension spread all over Patrasayer. Trinamool leaders alleged that BJP is trying to instigate violence as they had done earlier in Bhatpara.

The three injured are still undergoing treatment at the Bankura Medical College and Hospital.

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