Bombs hurled in Howrah, bandh cripples district

Bombs were hurled by unidentified persons at Bankra in Howrah district Monday after the Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) won three seats each in a managing committee of a school, police sources said.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 16:18 PM IST

Howrah: Bombs were hurled by
unidentified persons at Bankra in Howrah district Monday after
the Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) won three seats each in a
managing committee of a school, police sources said.

The TC and CPI(M) won three seats each in the managing
committee elections in the Badamtala High School yesterday in
the jurisdiction of the Sankrail police station.

Meanwhile, a bandh paralysed normal life in the
district called by the CPI(M), coinciding with a student
strike across the state to protest the death of Swapan Koley,
a student who was killed in a clash between CPI(M) and
Trinamool Congress student unions at the Prabhu Jagat Bandhu
College on December 16.
Educational institutions and banks were closed and
traffic off the roads, where the CPI(M) had set up road
blockades.
Railway and highway traffic were unaffected, the
sources said.

PTI