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Bengal Polls 2021: Bhatpara Trinamul leader hurt in firing

Three bullets missed the target, while one grazed Jamal’s left cheek
Noor E. Jamal has been admitted to a private hospital along EM Bypass in Calcutta. The incident occurred near the Trinamul office in ward 8 of Bhatpara.
Noor E. Jamal has been admitted to a private hospital along EM Bypass in Calcutta. The incident occurred near the Trinamul office in ward 8 of Bhatpara.
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Subhasish Chaudhuri   |   Bhatpara   |   Published 01.05.21, 02:21 AM

A leader of the Trinamul Congress’s Minority Cell in the Bhatpara Assembly seat was hurt when unidentified people fired at him while he was speaking to a party colleague on Friday evening.

Noor E. Jamal has been admitted to a private hospital along EM Bypass in Calcutta. The incident occurred near the Trinamul office in ward 8 of Bhatpara.

Police and local sources said at least four miscreants had reached the spot on two motorcycles and fired at Jamal from the close range. Three bullets missed the target, while one grazed Jamal’s left cheek.

He had been initially taken to Bhatpara state general hospital before being admitted to the Calcutta facility.

A Trinamul councillor at the Bhatpara municipality, Maqsud Alam, said: “It was an attempt on the life of Jamal. But it is not clear who was behind the attack. I talked to the party workers present during the incident and they could not identify the assailants.”

Police reached the spot and began a probe.

Bhatpara in North 24-Parganas used to witness frequent clashes between supporters of the Trinamul Congress and the BJP.



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