TC blockades street in Kolkata over Birbhum clashes
Kolkata: The clashes between the CPI-M and
Trinamool Congress supporters at Nanoor in West Bengal's
Birbhum district had a spillover effect in the metropolis
today with TC activists blocking an arterial road in Esplanade
area in protest.
Traffic was stalled on Dharamtolla Street for three hours
as police moved in and arrested some Trinamool supporters.
TC general secretary Madan Mitra alleged that the police
lathicharged supporters near Bentinck Street adjacent to
"At least 30 Trinamool women activists were injured in
police lathicharge and over 1,000 were arrested," he claimed.
However, Joint Police Commissioner Jawed Shamim said that several Trinamool Congress workers were arrested, but no
lathicharge was made.
He, however, could not specify the number of arrests.