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Scuffle breaks out at BJP rally near Mamata's residence

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The unit Thursday held a rally at Hazra Road near Mamata Banerjee's residence in protest against the gangrape of the wife of a BJP activist recently.

A minor scuffle also broke out between the BJP and police personnel after the party activists were stopped from proceeding towards the CM's residence.

Banerjee's residence is only a few meters away from the venue of the meeting.

The activists squatted on the road and raised slogans against the The incident caused traffic snarls at the busy Hazra crossing.

The police also arrested a few supporters.

BJP state along with Mahila Morcha criticised the state goverment over police inaction on the alleged gangrape case.

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped in an under-construction building near her residence at Khardah area in North 24 district last week.

The saffron party claimed that the woman is the wife of a local BJP of the area.

The party also claimed that the was being threatened by TMC workers for the past few days.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 18:45 IST