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Clashes after places of worship defiled in Barasat

Tension gripped parts of North 24-Parganas district today after several places of worship were desecrated following clashes between two groups, prompting deployment of CRPF and BSF in the affected areas.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2010 15:54 IST

Tension gripped parts of North 24-Parganas district on Tuesday after several places of worship were desecrated following clashes between two groups, prompting deployment of CRPF and BSF in the affected areas.

The administration was contemplating requesting the Army to tackle the situation at Deganga as tension prevailed, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee told reporters.

Clashes broke out last night between two groups on the issue of taking out a procession in front of a place of worship and later spread to other areas, a senior police officer said.

CRPF and BSF were deployed to bring the situation under control, he said, adding, Eastern Frontier Rifles personnel were being rushed there.

Giving details of the violence, he said the area witnessed widespread rampage and loot. A vehicle was also torched this morning by mobs which had set up road blocks and set afire four vehicles on Monday.

"A policeman was injured while trying to separate the warring groups," the officer said.