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.