Basirhat: Fresh violence was reported in Basirhat after section 144 was imposed in the area and protesters have blocked the road. Tear gas shells were used to disperse the crowd. The clashes had erupted on Tuesday.
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday constituted a team comprising Om Mathur, Meenakshi Lekhi, Satyapal Singh, Kailash Vijayvargiya. The team will visit the affected area and submit report to Shah.
One person reportedly died at a Kolkata hospital on Thursday morning while being treated for injuries he sustained during the continuing communal clashes in Basirhat.
Later, Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashed in the RG Kar Hospital premises on Thursday. BJP State President Dilip Ghosh and state chief observor Kailash Vijayvargiya’s vehicles were heckled by the TMC workers, when they were to meet the kin of the deceased.