Trinamool-CPI(M) clash in Burdwan, 2 injured

TMC had taken out a procession to protest against Mitra's arrest in the Saradha scam.

By: Press Trust of India | Burdwan | Published: December 13, 2014 9:26 pm
Madan Mitra West Bengal Sports and Transport Minister Madan Mitra arrives to appear before CBI at their Salt Lake office on the outskirts of Kolkata on Friday in connection with mult-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Mitra was later arrested. (Source: PTI photo)

Arrest of West Bengal Sports and Transport minister Madan Mitra in the Saradha scam on December 13 triggered clashes between processionists belonging to the ruling Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) and police lathicharge leaving two persons injured, police said.

Burdwan Superintendent of Police S M H Mirza said the Trinamool Congress had taken out a procession from the station area to Curzon Gate in the heart of the town where a street corner meeting was being held to protest against the arrest of the minister in the Saradha scam.

Meanwhile, the CPI(M) also took out a procession from the station area towards G T Road to demand arrests of others involved in the Saradha scam, the SP said.

When the two processions came face to face, the processions exchanged heated words and came to blows. The police on getting information, rushed to the area and when the processionists refused to disperse, made a lathicharge, the SP said.

At least two persons were injured in the scuffle and the lathicharge, the SP said adding that the injured were admitted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital where the condition of both the persons was stated to be serious.


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  1. A
    Dec 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm
    he is coward ,knows to make trouble and then afraid of police
    1. B
      Dec 14, 2014 at 2:56 am
      These so called peaceful marches are getting more and more violent and police have to intervene. I feel all such protestors should take prior permission from the police. And the police should grant it as peaceful protest is a birthright in any democracy. But the cops should take an undertaking that no violence will be resorted to, no matter what. They should also specify the route. They will get no police protection but in case of any public disturbance will be severely dealt with. The cops then, should not be reprimanded for their alleged atrocities. And don't worry about the collateral damage. There are too many of us.
      1. P
        Dec 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm
        Between two evils, I will support lesser evil, CPM. Mamta must go, evil incarnation. sister of Dracula.