A clash broke out between two groups allegedly belonging to the CPI(M) and RSS-backed organisations over attempts to damage a statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin in Jadavpur area tonight, police said.
The groups got involved in the clash after the RSS-backed units allegedly tried to vandalise Lenin's statue located near Jadavpur 8B bus stand, they said.
"They have vandalised a statue of Lenin in Tripura and if they think of repeating the same here, we will not allow them to do that," Ghosh said.
Large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area to check any untoward incident, the officer said.
A statue of Lenin was pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at College Square in Belonia sub-division of South Tripura district yesterday, with the CPI(M) holding BJP workers responsible for the incident.
In south Kolkata, a bust of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was also vandalised yesterday by seven persons, including a woman, allegedly belonging to a left-wing group 'Radical'.
All the seven persons have been arrested.
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