Amdanga Turns Violent Again, 500 Bombs Recovered


Barrackpore: Three persons were killed and around six critically injured in a clash between TMC and CPM workers over the formation of panchayat boards in Amdanga, North 24 Parganas, late on Tuesday night. On Thursday, police again recovered a large cache of crude bombs.

Police raids started in the area from Wednesday night. After the Tuesday violation, police recovered 500 fresh crude bombs till Thursday morning. There are still many bombs scattered in the streets of Amdanga, lying beside the ground.Bomb squad is also present at the area. They started work to dispose bombs. The huge police force is patrolling the village.

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Already, some police officers including Amdanga OC were removed. Police have arrested 11 people, including Ahmed Ali Khan, a member of CPM committee of North 24 Parganas district. The setting up of the three gram panchayats has suspended for the indefinite period until the peace in the village is not returned.

Violence was largely reported in Taraberia, Moricha and Bodai gram panchayat areas. The process of forming panchayat boards in all three areas has been suspended temporarily. Bombs were hurled and bullets were fired again Thursday evening. Police sources said workers of both parties hurled crude bombs and shot at each other.