CPM Rally Attacked at Garia Station: LIVE

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  • CPM rally attacked at Garia station. Trinamool accused.
  • Bashirhat’s Bhavla station turned into a battle ground as CPM supporters clashed eith Trinamool workers.
  • Trinamool rider gang wrecking havoc in Berhampore. CPM flags were torn down, the marauders forced shop owners to open shop.
  • Violence gripped Burdwan’s Aushgram as Trinamool fought with CPM supporters. Both hurled bombs at each other, fired shots.
  • CPM rally attacked in Karunamoyee, allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress supporters. Huge police force deployed. 
  • Situation tense in Bankura. Trinamool allegedly forced shop owners to open business.
  • Situation worsens in Jadavpur. Bandh supporters clashes with Trinamool workers at 8B bus stand. Police rushed to contain situation.
  • Police arrested CPM leader with 32 supporters in Jalpaiguri.bandh-5
  • Tension in Taratala, CITU supporters clashes with INTUC workers.
  • Situation worsens in Sodepur station, passengers pelted stones on protesters. One woman agitator injured.
  • CITU rally attacked in Murshidabad’s Kandi area, Fingers pointed toward Trinamool.
  • Four SUC supporters detained in Siliguri.
  • The IT hub of the state Sec-V in Kolkata remains undeterred by the bandh, work goes as usual.
  • Trinamool workers clashes with bandh supporters at North 24 Parganas Bhabla station.
  • Metro services are running normal despite the bandh, although passengers are scarce compared to otherwise bristling stations.
  • Protest turns violet in Sodepur station, Police lathicharged on protesters.
  • Train services disrupted on Pandua-Katwa route.
  • Protesters damaged two government buses in Burdwan’s Bhatar area.
  • Protesters forced blockade on Samudragarh and Kalna station. Train services disrupted on Katwa line. Burdwan-Rampurhat line also closed by agitators.
  • Cooch Behar comes to a stand still with shops closed and buses not running.
  • Train services disrupted on Howrah-Burdwan main line.
  • The bristling Dharmatala area appears to be deserted with few buses and taxis plying.
  • Security beefed up in Asansol after CPM and Trinamool cadres fought a pitched battle on Tuesday night.
  • No immediate effect of the bandh is visible in Maldah, Buses and trans are running on schedule.
  • Train services disrupted on Sealdah mainline. Although government buses are plying in Kolkata, passengers are scarcely visible.
  • Lake Town Jessore Road blocked by CPM protesters. CPM supporters clashed with police. 25 agitators have been detained so far. bandh-1
  • Protesters Blockade Jagannath Express in Mecheda, threw banana leaf on Sodepur train overhead wire. BT Road in Sodepur has also been blocked by the agitators.
  • 110 CPM workers have been detained for trying to enforce a blockade on Durgapur station. The protesters tried to Block the Agneebina Express. 
  • Although it is only 6:55 in the morning, the strike seems to rendering the city immobile.
  • In Jadavpur 8B stand, a bus driver was seen wearing helmet. Although a few protesters are present on the area, no tension is visible. Police are patrolling the area. Gariahat too appears deserted. 
  • In Shyambazar area, although buses are plying, the number of passengers are limited. The bristling area is somehow deserted.
  • As the day is progressing, taxis disappear from the stand. With the long distance trains arriving, passengers are seen waiting for transport.
  • In Hooghly all the 11 jute mills have been closed as workers did not report to work.. On the other hand most of the jute mills in Asansole are running as usual. In Haldia the work is also running on schedule.
  • Train services from Howrah station is running normally till now. Although fewer buses can be seen on the Howrah bus stand than usual.bandh-4
  • Although flights are on schedule, passengers who have to travel from a distance may face the heat. Many fliers have flocked the airport much earlier than their flight time fearing transport disruptions due to the bandh.
  • Although a few taxis are present in Dumdum airport, The cab drivers are reluctant to take passengers and reportedly said that they will not ply on the road after half an hour.
  • Bandh supporters blocked railway tracks on Barasat, Champahati, Gocharan, Sonarpur, Taladi, Taherpur, Hatar rail stations.
  • In Barrackpore industrial area, 20 jute mill out of a total of 25 were completely shut.
  • The government has strictly directed all employees to attend office or threatend punitive action.
  • Although the ruling Trinamool government is desperate to foil the strikr, Congress extended support to the Left Front and called for a successful bandh.
  • Although a few taxis are present in Howrah station, the number is decreasing indicating an effect of the bandh.
  • Kolkata comes to a standstill as public transport goes missing from the road. The bandh supporters have gathered on various areas to force the strike.
  • Suburban train services disrupted as bandh supporters threw banana leaf on overhead wire in Sealdah south line.
  • Nation-wide strike begins on 6:00 am.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has deployed an additional force of 10, 000 police personnel to foil the 24 hour nation-wide strike called by ten trade unions. The state government has beefed up the security apparatus after the Left Front threatened to force he bandh in the state.

Police personel will be deployed across Bus terminus, government offices, rail station and tram depot to contain any unwanted situation. Police have been strictly directed to initiate strict measure in case the bandh supporters try to enforce the strike on business fraternity and transport system.

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Sources from Lalbazar said that along with the additional forces RAF will also be deployed. Around 350 police pickets will be established in sensitive areas. Kolkata’s 15 bus terminus, 23 metro stations and 9 tram depots al;ong with market and shopping malls will be provided blanket security.

The following numbers have been allotted to contact incase of any trouble faced by commoners during the bandh.

Lalbazzar- Dial 100.

Police control room- 033 2214-3230/ 2214-3018

Transport department- 033 2262-5403-2262-5403