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Ignoring state administration's ban, BJP team sets off for riot-hit Asansol

"If the administration stops us, we have our ways to get in there," said Roopa Ganguly

IANS  |  Kolkata 

BJP, Roopa Ganguly
4 member delegation visit violence hit areas in Asansol; Om Mathur, BD Mathur, Roopa Ganguly and Shahnawaz Hussain are members | Photo: ANI

A (BJP) delegation left Kolkata on Sunday morning to visit the violence-hit areas of in West Bengal, ignoring the state administration's ban on entering the area.

set up a four-member committee comprising party Om Mathur, former Union and MPs and B.D. Ram to take stock of the situation of district's Asansol-Raniganj area where a clash broke out between two communities following a rally.

The has beefed up security and issued prohibitory orders in the area.

Told about the order prohibiting visit to the areas, the committee said it did not know about any such ban by the

"We are not told about any ban on visiting the areas. Why do we need permission to go to a place within the country? We are not trying to enter another country by crossing the border," said.

A person was allegedly hacked to death while a of Police lost a hand after getting hit by a bomb during a clash between two groups centring on a procession organised by Sangh affiliates in Raniganj on Monday.

Several shops and houses were vandalised and set ablaze during the clashes.

The police stopped from visiting the area a few days back, saying it would add to tension in the area.

First Published: Sun, April 01 2018. 15:07 IST