Post Sweep Violence Continues, Shots Fired In New Town


Kolkata: The spat of post sweep violence continues in West Bengal. In one such incident several rounds of bullets have been fired at the house of a Trinamool Congress activist in Kolkata’s New Town area on Tuesday night.

As per reports, goons of Bhajai Sardar gang fired multiple shots at the house of a TMC worker named Sushanta Mondal in New Town during a clash between two rival factions of the party. Although no one is injured in the shootout panic gripped the area.

The incident is said to be the result of two rival camps of TMC fighting to control the syndicate in the Rajarhat-New Town area.

Bhojai Sardar, who belongs to the Sabyasachi Dutta camp has orchestrated the attack on the man from rival Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar’s camp. However, Bhojai Sardar has denied any link with the incident and demanded a police probe into the mater.

Police from the New Town police station rushed to the area and a search is on for the culprits.

Post poll result violence in the state has taken a sinister turn as TMC and CPM workers comtinue to target each other. Earlier on Tuesday CPM leader Rajiv Biswas’s house was allegedly attacked by TMC men.

Mr Biswas fought the Assembly polls and lost to TMC’s Paresh Paul.

In a separate incident several CPM workers have been attacked in Purba Medinipur’s Khejuri and their houses ransacked, allegedly by TMC goons. A police complaint has been lodged on the incident. On the other hand TMC has junked the allegation and denied any link.

Two rival factions of TMC also fought  a pitched battle in Birbhum district’s Kankortala village. Both the groups hurled bombs at each other and fired shots. Police rushed to the area to contain the situation.