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Stray incidents took place due to personal rivalry: government

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Amidst reports in a section of the media about clashes in some places during Durga Puja and Muharram, the government today said that some stray incidents had taken place due to "personal rivalry" and in each case quick action had been taken.

"A few media houses have dished out distorted reports. We are keeping an eye.... will take its own course," chief secretary Basudeb Banerjee told reporters at the state secretriat here.

"There have been a few stray incidents in three places because of personal rivalry. We have quickly taken action and controlled them," he said.

He said that Durga Puja and had been celebrated 'peacefully' in the state.

Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, state Director-General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha, Home Secretary Malay Dey, IG and order Anuj Sharma were also present with him.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 15:42 IST