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regular-article-logo Tuesday, 25 June 2024

BJP worker ‘shot at’ in Belur, party blames TMC

A clash broke out when BJP supporters were attacked by goons at a social event organised by the saffron party

Arkamoy Datta Majumdar Calcutta Published 24.01.21, 01:08 AM
Police is probing if gunshots were fired during the clash.

Police is probing if gunshots were fired during the clash. Shutterstock

A BJP supporter allegedly received bullet wound during a clash with Trinamul workers on Saturday morning at Belur in Howrah district.

“Pramod Dubey, one of our workers, was shot in the leg by Trinamul goons and is admitted to the Howrah general hospital,” alleged Sanjay Singh, a state BJP general secretary.

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According to sources, the clash broke out on Friday evening when BJP supporters were attacked by goons at a social event organised by the saffron party at Belur’s Matwala Chowrasta. Singh alleged the clash spilled over to Saturday morning, when a BJP worker was allegedly attacked by Trinamul goons. “We took the party worker for treatment but on our return Trinamul goons attacked us with at least 30 crude bombs. At least 12-13 rounds of bullets were fired at us,” Singh said, adding that the incident happened before a school in the area. “Pramod was hit by a bullet on his leg.”

Trinamul leader Kailash Mishra, also a councillor of the Howrah Municipal Corporation, denied these allegations.

“BJP leaders had been extorting money from vendors of Matwala Chowrasta for their event. People protested and we joined in,” Mishra added.

Howrah police commissionerate is probing if gunshots were fired during the clash. “A person is injured and hospitalised. We are investigating if he has suffered a gunshot injury,” said a cop.

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