Basirhat violence: BJP’s Roopa Ganguly arrested, situation under control

Basirhat violence

Amid rising tensions in West Bengal’s Basirhat, Police today arrested a few prominent politicians to prevent them from visiting violence-hit Basirhat. Communal violence hit several regions of West Bengal in the last few days subsequent to the controversial Facebook post triggering violence and clashes.

Lelt and CPM delegation have been blocked in Basirhat and police arrested BJP leaders Roopa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee near the Kolkata airport when they insisted on proceeding to Basirhat.

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Basirhat is around 12 kilometres away from the Bangladesh border that has seen violence by Muslim mobs and retaliatory attacks over four days in which several places and vandalised homes and shops.

Earlier, police also prevented a team of Left leaders led by Lok Sabha MP Md Salim and a Congress team from reaching the troubled spot. The Left team was obstructed at Ashoknagar, about 40 kms from Basirhat, and the BJP team was intercepted at Michaelnagar, about 50 km away.

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