Nine injured in Bengal political clashes

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) At least nine people were injured in clashes between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the CPI-M in Birbhum and West Midnapore districts of West Bengal since Monday night, police said.

Around six people were injured when activists of the two parties, carrying sharp and blunt weapons, clashed at Labhpur of Birbhum district.

“There was a political clash between the Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Trinamool. Two-three people from each side were injured,” Birbhum’s Superintendent of Police Mukesh told IANS over phone.

The CPI-M alleged that its supporters were mercilessly beaten up and their houses ransacked by Trinamool activists in Labhpur for campaigning for the CPI-M-Congress alliance ahead of he assembly polls in the area.

The Trinamool, however, denied the charges.

Labhpur goes to the hustings on April 17.

Three people were injured in a post-poll clash at Shuknator village under Salboni police station of West Midnapore district, police said.

The CPI-M claimed two of its supporters had to be hospitalised with serious injuries.

A Trinamool supporter was also injured.

Salboni was one of the 18 constituencies where polling took place on Monday.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here