3 held in Sadeshkhali clash case; BJP, CPI(M) call bandh

Three persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the clash at Basirhat`s Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas between BJP and TMC supporters which had left several BJP and some CPI(M) workers injured.

Kolkata: Three persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the clash at Basirhat`s Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas between BJP and TMC supporters which had left several BJP and some CPI(M) workers injured.

Meanwhile, BJP and CPI(M) called a 12-hour long bandh in the area tomorrow.

"Situation in the area is normal and police patrolling is on. We have arrested three persons in connection with yesterday`s incident," officer-in-charge of Sandeshkhali police station Surinder Singh said.

Several BJP and CPI(M) supporters and a few TMC workers were injured in yesterday`s clash in Halderbheri area. Five persons with bullet injuries were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Later, many of them were shifted to a hospital in Kolkata for further treatment.

BJP has called a 12-hour long bandh in Sandeshkhali tomorrow protesting against the clash. The opposition CPI(M) has also called a 12-hour long bandh across the entire Basirhat sub-division protesting against the assault of their workers allegedly by Trinamool Congress aided goons.

Earlier in the day, the BJP state unit requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to send a central team led by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to to review the law and order situation in Bengal.

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