Kolkata: In the backdrop of reports of recent clashes between two groups in Howrah district’s Dhulagarh area, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Thursday called state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha and enquired about the law and order situation there.
According to information received from the Governor’s residence, Purakayastha briefed Tripathi on the matter.
“The governor asked the DGP to ensure peace and law & order in the area and to take strict action against the culprits,” a release issued by the Raj Bhavan here said.
Tension erupted in Howrah district’s Dhulagarh when two groups reportedly clashed as a procession was brought out in the area last week.
As per a senior officer at the Howrah Commissionerate, police had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control when the groups hurled bombs at each other.
Incidentally, top officials at the state Home Department were of the opinion that in less than a fortnight of his appointment, Howrah (rural) SP Sabya Sachi Raman Mishra was removed as he failed to contain the law and situation in the district.