Another local CPI(M) leader lynched by mob in WB

Last Updated: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 22:06

Bankura/Midnapore: In another case of
post poll violence in West Bengal, a local CPI(M) leader was
lynched and a party worker beaten up by villagers in Bankura
district on Sunday.

Alleging that he was responsible for atrocities on them,
residents of Saltore village dragged CPI(M) zonal committee
member Ajit Lohar out of his house and beat him to death at
around 4:00 pm, Bankura SP Pranab Kumar told reporters.

CPI(M) worker Samir Nag was also beaten up by the mob and
was rushed to a hospital, the SP added.

In neighbouring West Midnapore district, prohibitory
orders have been clamped in some areas after CPI-M Zonal
Committee member Jiten Nandi was lynched and three others
beaten up by locals at Maita village yesterday.

Prohibitory orders were imposed in the areas under
Goaltore and Garbeta police stations, District Magistrate
Surinder Gupta said.

Meanwhile, police said villagers in West Midnapore
district handed over to police 20 illegal firearms and 10
people, who they alleged had kept the weapons.

Yesterday villagers had handed over 20 firearms to police.
The villagers claimed they had seized the weapons from CPI(M)
cadres.

Unofficial sources said villagers were carrying out an
`operation` to seize illegal arms from CPI(M) cadres at
Goaltore, Garbeta, Chandrakona, Keshpur and Daton areas.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 22:06

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