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Strike supporters held for trying to prevent Metro operation

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Altogether 23 supporters of the general strike were held at station of Metro Railway here Tuesday for staging a surprise agitation and preventing the motorman from closing the doors of a Dum Dum-bound train.

Some people posing as passengers bought ticket and entered the platform at station a little after 3 pm, said.

Some other people who had apparently boarded a Metro train from also disembarked at station at the same time.

These people together took out flags and started shouting slogans in favour of the strike.

They tried to prevent the motorman of the Dum Dum-bound train, which had halted at at 3.16 pm, from closing the doors.

RPF personnel present at the platform immediately intervened and removed the agitators, who were trying to prevent the doors from closing, Banerjee said.

The train started its onward journey after a delay of 90 seconds owing to the incident, she said.

authorities informed the incident to Police and handed over 23 agitators to them.

They were later taken away by the city police personnel from the station, she added.

Ten central trade unions have called the two-day strike for "anti-people" policies of the Centre.

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

First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:10 IST
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