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Cops fear action after Trinamool fiasco

Even two days after the Bhowanipore police station in south Kolkata witnessed mob fury during a religious procession, no arrests were made.

kolkata Updated: Nov 09, 2011 00:18 IST
HT Correspondent

Even two days after the Bhowanipore police station in south Kolkata witnessed mob fury during a religious procession, no arrests were made.

Policemen on duty on Sunday, however, fear they may be penalised for action against Trinamool Congress supporters.

“We have information that an assistant commissioner of police has conducted an inquiry and has held officer-in-charge Indrajit Ghosh Chowdhury and his deputy responsible for not being able to manage the situation,” said a police officer.

When police objected to bursting of crackers near a hospital during a Jagaddhatri Puja procession, an angry mob started throwing stones. Some policemen were injured, who then resorted to lathicharge. When the mob attacked the police station, some were detained.

CM Mamata Banerjee rushed to the police station and pacified the mob. “The trouble-makers were from the CM’s party. The policemen on spot took the cue and released them,” said a police officer.

The CM’s brother Baban Bannerjee is allegedly associated with the same puja committee. Asked why the police did not make any arrests in the case, Chowdhury said, “I will not comment on the case.”