Situation in Howrah’s Kazipara peaceful; CID starts probe into clashes | Kolkata News

Situation in Howrah (West Bengal) Howrah city, which witnessed clashes between the two groups during a Ram Navami ProcessionA police officer said Saturday remained peaceful and under control even as prohibitory orders were still in force in the affected area.

Shops and markets opened as traffic started since morning amidst heavy police force Kajipara Area.
Taking over the investigation into the clashes, the CID officials collected samples and spoke to the local people and police personnel deployed there during Thursday’s clash, the official said.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC are still in force in Kajipara and Shibpur police station areas while internet connection is down.
“The situation is under control and peaceful,” the official told PTI.

Howrah Ram Navami clash: CID takes over probe


Howrah Ram Navami clash: CID takes over probe

A CID official said that the agency officials have started probing the matter.
“At the moment, we cannot reveal much about the investigation as it is at an initial stage,” said the CID officer.
Meanwhile, the police continued raids throughout the Friday-Saturday night and arrested a few more people for their alleged involvement in the vandalism.
About 50 people were arrested in connection with the clashes.
“We will verify their involvement from the video footage recovered from the spot that day. If found guilty, they will be dealt with as per the law,” he added.
There was a clash between two groups while taking out a Ram Navami procession from Kajipara on Thursday evening. Howrah Nagar,
Several shops were vandalized during the violence, while several cars, including some police cars, were set on fire.
In fresh unrest, policemen deployed in the area were pelted with stones on Friday afternoon, following which prohibitory orders were imposed in the area and internet services were suspended.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that the BJP and other right-wing organizations were behind the violence.
The saffron party denied the allegations and demanded an NIA probe into the matter.
Governor CV Anand Bose and the Chief Minister discussed the issue.
A press statement from the Raj Bhavan said Governor Bose asked the state government to “ensure robust arrangements to effectively maintain law and order” besides “action against miscreants”.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Bose on the violence in Howrah on Friday and took stock of the situation.
Shah also spoke to BJP state president Sukant Majumdar in this regard.

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