Bandh disrupts normal life, buses torched at Howrah

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Kolkata: The city life came to a halt due to the 12 hour bandh called by CPM and BJP on April 30. The state too witnessed disruption of normal life. Here are the updates:

Murshidabad: Alleged Trinamool workers attacked CPM cadres at Baranga in Murshidabad injuring three CPM workers.

North 24 Pargana: Alleged Trinamool goons hurled bombs at a BJP leaders house at Bhatpara in Hooghly. Tension boils in the area after the incident.

Howrah: Alleged Trinamool workers torched 10 to 12 mini buses at Kona area in Howrah for not operating during the bandh.

Asansol: Violent clashes erupted between CPM and TMC workers at Hatan Road area of Asansol after a CPM rally supporting the bandh was allegedly attacked by armed Trinamool workers. Police lathicharged and arrested 60 CPM workers to contain the situation. inside

Howrah: Unknown bikers hurled stones and bricks at a bus in Howrah. Panickd driver along with the conductor and passengers left the bus. No arrest has been made yet.

Behrampur: Violent clashes broke out infront of the administartive building in Behrampur between TMC and CPM workers. Three injured so far. Police deployed in the area.

Midnapore: TMC and CPM workers clashed at Midnapore leaving four CPM workers injured. Life is partially halted at the area. Tension is boiling up in the area over the clash.

North 24 Pargana: BJP party office in Deganga was ransacked allegedly by Trinamool goons and a party worker was severely injured. Police rushed to the spot. Tension prevails in the area as BJP workers are blocking the road and staging protest.

Maldah: Government bus driver has been thrashed by alleged bandh suporters on Thursday at Chanchal area in Maldah. CPM and BJP accused in the case. The injured driver has been rushed to the Chanchal hospital.

Bankura: BJP leader Subhash Sarkar of Bankura has been arrested for staging rally in support of Bandh. Shops and other business establishment have down shuttered in Bankura. School and colleges are running as per the normal schedule.

Jalpaiguri: Although government buses are plying on the road, private buses are not available. Shops and other business organizations have been closed. CP leader Salil Bhattacharya has been rested for disrupting government bus services at Netaji para bus stand.

North Dinajpur: The bandh has been a complete success in North Dinajpur. Raiganj and Islampur area of the district have been totally paralyzed in the bandh. CPM leader Apurba Pal accused the police of helping the Trinamool workers in forcing the bandh supporters to withdraw the bandh.

Siliguri: CITU leader Saman Pathak along with 15 supporters were arrested by police from Hilcart Road for taking out a rally in support of bandh. The bandh had rendered the normal life in the area halted.

Over all despite severe measures of the state government to forestall the bandh, the state is paralyzed.

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