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CPI(M)-RSP clash in WB village, houses burnt

In a fresh flare-up after the panchayat elections, several houses have been set on fire during a clash with bombs and guns between supporters of Left Front partners CPI(M) and RSP in Birbhum district.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Suri (west Bengal)
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2008 06:56 PM IST

In a fresh flare-up after the panchayat elections, several houses have been set on fire during a clash with bombs and guns between supporters of Left Front partners CPI(M) and RSP in Birbhum district Saturday morning.

Trouble started Friday night with a number of houses being set ablaze and the violence spilled over to the morning, the police said.

Accusing the CPI(M) of attacking RSP supporters, RSP leader and state's PWD minister Kshiti Goswami told a TV channel that he had sought Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattcharjee's intervention to help defuse tension.

Police said the Eastern Frontier Rifles and the Police Combat Force arrested four persons for the violence.

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