Fri. May 24th, 2024


Fresh Stone Pelting In West Bengal's Hooghly; Train Services Affected

Local, mail and express train services had been suspended following the violence

Hooghly (West Bengal):

Railway properties were damaged and train services affected after fresh violence broke out late last night in West Bengal’s Rishra, a day after clashes during a BJP procession in the area.

Local, mail and express train services on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line had been suspended following the violence, Eastern Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Kaushik Miron said. Train services resumed this morning after railway officials examined the tracks.

Riot control force, which has been deployed in Hooghly district following a spate of violence since Ram Navami, are now guarding the Rishra station area to prevent an escalation.

The districts of Hooghly and Howrah near Kolkata have been on the boil after communal clashes broke out during Ram Navami rallies.

Several vehicles were set on fire on Thursday after two groups clashed in Howrah. Public property was vandalised and police had to use tear gas shells to bring the situation under control.

A fresh round of violence erupted in Hooghly Sunday. Among those injured was BJP MLA Biman Ghosh.

The violent clashes prompted the Trinamool Congress government to suspend Internet services and put prohibitory orders in place.


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