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BJP worker shot at, shop burned in West Bengal post-poll violence

Bengal has seen rampant political violence in the election season. After elections too, the violence does not seem to stop.

Incidents of violence just do not seem to stop in the State of West Bengal. In yet another incident of violence that happened after the polls in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, clashes erupted between the cadres of the BJP and the ruling party TMC yesterday night. Regarding the number of people injured in the clashes, some reports suggest that one BJP worker was shot at while some reports claimed that three BJP workers were injured.

A shop belonging to a BJP worker was also reportedly set ablaze. The BJP has alleged that shots were also fired at its cadre by the TMC people. According to an officer from Sitai police station who confirmed the clashes, the complaint regarding the bullet injury needed to be verified. “There was a clash on Monday night. One of the BJP workers was shot at but we are yet to receive any formal complaint. Whether it was actually a bullet injury needs to be verified”, said the officer.

Clashes had reportedly broken out in two districts of West Bengal between the BJP and the TMC workers leaving several injured after a BJP polling agent was allegedly beaten up by some unknown persons.

Fresh incidents of violence were reported today in Kankinara, Bhatpara Assembly segment wherein crude bomb explosions reportedly took place at the Kankinara railway station along with stone pelting and rail blockade. Railway Police Force (RPF) has been deployed in the area to take control of the situation. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 prohibiting an assembly of five or more people was imposed in the Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district of the State after incidents of violence during the Assembly by-election on Sunday.

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About 200 companies of the Central forces will reportedly be retained in the State till May 27th in view of the probability of post-poll violence.

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