KOLKATA: In a violent incident that occurred on Sunday evening in Risda, Hooghly district of West Bengal, Khanakul MLA Viman Ghosh of the party was injured due to arson and violence. The incident took place following the alleged stone pelting at BJP’s procession in the area. The party’s national vice-president Dilip Ghosh has confirmed that Viman Ghosh suffered a head injury and has been admitted to the Uttarpara Hospital where he received stitches. Some policemen of Risda police station were also injured in the stone pelting.
Governor CV Anand Bose has spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding the incident. In a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan, he has warned that those who break the law will be dealt with strictly. The incident has led to the deployment of a large number of security forces in the area. As a precautionary measure, internet services in the Risda area have been suspended for 24 hours from Sunday night.
Chandan Nagar Police Commissioner Amit Jawalgi has confirmed that section 144 has been imposed in the area, and the situation is now under control. The incident has once again highlighted the fragile law and order situation in West Bengal, which has been marred by incidents of political violence in recent times. It remains to be seen how the state government will respond to this latest incident of violence and ensure the safety and security of the citizens.
BJP State President Sukant Majumdar has sent a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on this incident, accusing the police of inaction and demanded intervention in the matter of law and order.
At the same time, the Trinamool Congress has accused the BJP of deliberately spreading unrest in the state.
Party spokesman Kunal Ghosh said, “The BJP has executed this incident in a well-planned manner. The people involved in the procession were brought from outside.”