Thirty-seven individuals have been detained after a conflict between two communities in West Bengal’s Hooghly district on Sunday evening. An enormous police staff needed to be posted within the tense Telinipara space to make sure calm. There has been no additional incident within the final 24 hours.
“Last evening, swift and strong action was taken in Telinipara against those who were trying to disturb the peace. The situation was immediately brought under control. Telinipara is peaceful now,” state house secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay stated in a tweet on Monday.
“Police will not allow any provocation, and strict action will be taken against anyone who tries to create disturbance including those who are posting and circulating false information,” he added.
Trouble broke out when some individuals from Wardibazar space tried to enter the Telinipara space final night. Wardibazar reportedly had some COVID-19 instances and a number of other individuals in quarantine. So when 10-odd individuals from there headed to Telinipara, apparently to make use of a public bathroom, locals objected and conflict broke out.
The police fired 26 rounds of tear gasoline and ten rounds of rubber bullets to carry the scenario below management.
Dilip Ghosh, the Bengal BJP chief and MP, stated, “Bombs and guns were used and the clash turned communal, an example of law and order breakdown in Bengal. A fight against corona turned into a communal fight.”
Trinamool MLA Prabir Ghoshal stated, “They are turning a small incident into a big one and doing politics. People will see through them.”
BJP MP Locket Chatterjee, who rushed to the world, was not allowed into Telinipara by the police, which had cordoned the world off. She claimed there was looting and arson final evening and that the assault was pre-planned.
“We are trying to spread awareness about Corona but they are accusing us of being vultures,” Ms Chatterjee stated. “If we don’t alert people about the virus, they will not be careful,” she added.
The incident even caught the eye of the BJP’s IT cell. Amit Malviya tweeted, ” In WB, under Mamata Banerjee, ‘vote bank’ patronised by TMC held the state to ransom, flouted Covid guidelines at will without fear of law”.
Tension has additionally been reported from Harishchandrapur in Malda over individuals from a neighbouring village getting into the world. The neighbouring village has reported some Covid-19 instances.