Clash between TC, CPI(M) workers, Mamata claims car intercepted

Six persons received gunshot injuries in a clash between Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) workers at Haroa in North 24 Parganas district, while Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee alleged their cars were intercepted by marxist cadre.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 22:08 PM IST

Kolkata/Canning: Six persons received
gunshot injuries in a clash between Trinamool Congress and
CPI(M) workers at Haroa in North 24 Parganas district, while
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee and a senior leader alleged
their cars were intercepted by marxist cadre while going to a
rally in adjoining South 24 Parganas district.

The activists of rival outfits exchanged 50 rounds of
fire and ransacked several houses and shops at Haroa, police
said, adding six persons were wounded in the clash.
Four persons were later arrested and raids were
conducted to unearth arms, they said.

The Trinamool Congress has called for observation of
`black day` at Haroa tomorrow to protest the violence.

At Netra bazar in South 24 Parganas district, the
Trinamool Congress chief claimed her car was intercepted by
marxist cadre and bombs were thrown near one in which Leader
of the Opposition and senior party leader Partha Chatterjee
was travelling.

Banerjee claimed she had to walk four miles to the
rally as a result of the interception.

The police said it would probe the allegation.

Chatterjee claimed "they gheraoed my car and exploded
bombs."
Trinamool Congress sources alleged four party
supporters were seriously injured when lathi-wielding CPI(M)
workers attacked them at Netrabazar.

Police said the trouble started when some persons,
allegedly belonging to Trinamool Congress, uprooted a welcome
arch erected for chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee`s
visit to Canning, the district headquarters, on October 11.

When the rally ended, a mob also assaulted four
scribes belonging to two TV channels at Netrabazar.

PTI