Fresh violence in Asansol as Governor advised not to visit injured officer


Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar
This consulting editor of Sirf News is a senior journalist with more than 20 years of experience in reporting and editing, has worked with Hindusthan Samachar (news agency), Mail Today, Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, etc

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Asansol/Kolkata: As the West Bengal government has turned down the Union Home ministry’s offer to deploy paramilitary forces in the strife-torn industrial belt of Raniganj to help bring a permanent peace in the area after Monday’s violence, reports of fresh disturbances started pouring in from nearby Asansol city on Wednesday.

According to the informed sources here, one police personnel was injured while trying to prevent a clash between two groups of people in this industrial city of Asansol in West Burdwan district on Wednesday.

Soon a huge posse of armed police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The exact cause of the clash was, however, not known. But despite that, the State government has refused to bring in paramilitary forces.

In a letter to the Home ministry, the state government made it clear that they did not require the presence of any paramilitary force in those areas. Moreover, flatly rejecting the union government’s offer, state Higher Education Minister and Trinamool Congress General Secretary Partha Chatterjee claimed that the state armed police was competent enough to control such situation. Describing such an offer as an alleged plot to destabilise the State government, Chatterjee also blamed the BJP for allegedly instigating violence both at Raniganj and at Asansol.

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha here on Wednesday alleged that Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was prevented by the State authorities from visiting Raniganj and Asansol to see for himself the ground reality there and meet the injured police officials at the hospital. When the matter was brought to Partha Chatterjee he said the governor was only requested not to visit those places at the present juncture.

Let an absolute peace return to those places then only the Governor should visit, he said.

It may be mentioned that Home ministry sought a detailed report from the state government about Monday’s violence in a Ram Navami procession and offered to deploy paramilitary forces after local BJP MP Babul Supriya had reportedly brought the matter to the notice of Prime minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought their intervention.

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