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Mamata Govt stops BJP delegation on visit to investigate Dhulagarh riots in West Bengal

The Delegation, Consisting Satyapal Singh, A Lok Sabha Member And Former Mumbai Police Commissioner; Jagdambika Pal, Also A Lok Sabha Member; And Roopa Ganguly, A Rajya Sabha Member From West Bengal, Reached The State Earlier In The Morning To Look Into Incidents Of Alleged Targeting Of BJP’s Supporters And Members Of A Particular Community In The Region.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 24 Dec 2016, 01:50:15 PM
A file photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi:

The three-MP delegation of BJP on visit to West Bengal for investigate recent communal riots was on Saturday stopped by Howrah Police in Dhulagarh. 

The delegation, consisting Satyapal Singh, a Lok Sabha member and former Mumbai Police Commissioner; Jagdambika Pal, also a Lok Sabha member; and Roopa Ganguly, a Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal, reached the state earlier in the morning to look into incidents of alleged targeting of BJP’s supporters and members of a particular community in the region. 

BJP alleged that the minority wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress has targeted Hindus in the area in Howrah district for their support to the saffron party. 

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has recently enquired from the state Director General of Police Surajit Purakayastha about the law and order situation there.

Also read: 25 people injured in communal clashes in Dhulagarh, Kolkata

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 and order in the area and to take strict action against the culprits," a release issued by the Raj Bhavan said on Thursday. 

Tension erupted in 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.

Also read: Three member BJP parliamentary delegation to visit violence-hit Dhulagarh today

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First Published : 24 Dec 2016, 01:35:00 PM