Burdwan Mob Violence: TMC Councillor Arrested On CM Mamata’s Order


Burdwan:  Gushkara ‘s TMC councillor Chanchal Garai had been arrested from his home in connection with the Ausgram violence. The arrest was made on CM’s instruction.

No political connotation was involved in the arrest of Garai.

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The order was also extended to the others involved in the violence. Mamata also alerted the administration  that such incidents will not be tolerated henceforth.

Vandalising properties would fetch strict legal action. A law will be presented during the Budget session of the West Bengal assembly. Compensation will be sought for the same.

An irate mob on Saturday attacked the Ausgram Police Station in this district with sticks and brickbatted it causing injury to police personnel and set its waiting room on fire.

“The mob attacked the police station with brickbats following which reinforcements were sent. We are now at the spot. Three policemen were injured in the incident,” Burdwan Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said.

IG Burdwan Range, Rajesh Kumar Singh is also at the spot and many persons have been detained.

On Friday, a mob had attacked the police and blocked the arterial Ausgram-Guskara Road protesting against the detention of three school teachers and alleged that they were manhandled at Guskara in Burdwan district.