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CPI(M), RSS-backed units clash

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

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 in 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 8B bus stand, they said.

A of said two activists have been detained at Police Station in this connection.

CPI(M) leader claimed that he along with some of his party supporters blocked a few activists, who tried to damage the statue.

"They have vandalised a statue of Lenin in 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 said.

A statue of Lenin was pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at in Belonia sub-division of district yesterday, with the CPI(M) holding workers responsible for the incident.

In south Kolkata, a bust of 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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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:15 IST