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Bengal Bandh: BJP, Trinamool workers clash; rail, road traffic affected

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 26 Sep 2018, 03:22:16 PM


The BJP on Wednesday called for a statewide bandh in West Bengal following the death of two students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur. Sporadic incidents of violence were reported across the state. Protesters attacked private buses in Howrah’s Tikiapara area and clashes between the Trinamool and BJP supporters were reported in Barasat. In Cooch Behar and Midnapore, state government buses been vandalised. Protesters blocked train tracks on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.

Protesters have also obstructed trains in Sealdah-Barasat-Bongaon, Sealdah-Diamond Harbour and Kawta-Bandel sections. Drivers of the state government buses were seen wearing helmets.  The police have arrested 24 bandh supporters from Bagdogra and Naxalbari areas

Security heightened across the state.

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First Published : 26 Sep 2018, 11:08:42 AM