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Bengal: Cops attacked for asking folks to remain indoors

Two policemen have been injured. (Express photograph/Partha Paul)

A crew of policemen have been attacked by a bunch of individuals after they tried to implement the lockdown at Howrah district’s Tikiapara space, a containment zone, on Tuesday night. Two policemen have been injured.

The incident came about when a police patrol reached Tikiapara after receiving inputs that numerous folks gathered at a neighborhood market violating the lockdown and social distancing norms. Howrah has been declared as one of many 4 purple zone districts in West Bengal.

According to police, locals scuffled with policemen and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel after they have been requested return to their houses. Videos on social media confirmed locals chasing the policemen and attacking a police outpost.

Later, an enormous contingent of police and RAF personnel was rushed to the world. “The situation is under control now,” mentioned a senior police officer.

State Minister Rajib Banerjee vowed sturdy motion in opposition to the responsible.

BJP nationwide secretary Rahul Sinha accused the police of going gradual in opposition to lockdown violators. “The administration does not want to enforce the lockdown,” he mentioned.

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