Diamond Harbour: The situation in Nainan
Mallikpara area where two persons were killed and 40 injured
in mob violence and police firing remained tense but under
control on friday, police said.
The condition of one of the injured identified as Khokan
Mondal was critical in Chittaranjan hospital in Kolkata.
The Rapid Action Force deployed after the violence was
being withdrawn from the area under Mograhat police station
in South 24 Parganas district.
However, police patrolling was on.
A Trinamool Congress team led by its General Secretary
Mukul Roy visited the Diamond Harbour hospital where several
injured villagers and policemen were admitted.
Senior CPI(M) leaders Abdur Rezzak Mollah, MLA, and
former minister Kanti Ganguly would be visiting the village,
party sources said.
Meanwhile, SUCI(C), electoral ally of the ruling TC, has
called for a 12-hour Mograhat bandh on Saturday in protest
against the police firing.
Party leader Debaprasad Sarkar demanded compensation of
Rs five lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs one
lakh to that of the injured.
The village turned into a battle field when a section of
villagers clashed with power department personnel and police
over power theft on thursday.