A Trinamool Congress convoy headed for Mangalkot in the Burdwan district, where a senior district leader of the CPI(M) was killed recently, was stopped on Thursday by the police which cited security reasons.
The convoy of TC Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay was stopped at Kaichar bus stand, about 15 kms from Mangalkot, by Katwa Sub Divisional Police Officer Amlan Ghosh.
After being stopped, the convoy left for Khudroni near Mangalkote, which had also witnessed violence, the SDPO said.
Houses of Trinamool Congress supporters were torched, paddy looted and a tractor set ablaze allegedly by CPI(M) supporters at Mangalkot on June 16 during a 12-hour bandh called by the marxists to protest against the killing of Zilla Parishad member Falguni Mukherjee a day earlier.
Mukherjee was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near Kheromajhigram while he was riding to the parishad office in town on a motorbike from his Mangalkot residence.
The CPI(M) state committee had blamed TC union ministers of 'giving leadership' to the violence.