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Ten arrested in Asansol after Ram Navami violence

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Ten people have been arrested in connection with violence after a rally in Asansol, the city with the second largest population in West Bengal, police said on Tuesday.

Two police vehicles were vandalised and set on fire in the violence on Barakar Station Road, Laxmi told IANS.

He, however, said the situation was now "completely peaceful" and "under control".

"Yesterday (Monday) there was unrest in the area after rally. Two police vehicles were vandalised and set on fire. We have arrested 10 people for vandalism," said Meena.

The police were probing whether all of them took part in the rallies.

"Their political affiliation is yet to be ascertained," he said.

claimed that trouble erupted after stones were pelted at the rally.

"This sort of situation happened last year also. Unfortunately, police and the administration never take action against these miscreants," he said.

He said several people sustained when they were beaten up by the police.

Meena said the exact cause of violence was being probed.

Mukherjee said more rallies will be taken out in and around on Tuesday.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 12:50 IST
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