‘Hostage’ cop ordered firing at Tehatta
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A day after police resorted to firing at a violent mob in Haulia village in Nadia's Tehatta area killing one, the state government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
However, sources in the police said that Tehatta SDPO Dr Sailesh, who ordered the firing, has told his seniors that he was made hostage in a building where the agitators were trying to forcibly enter "firearms and bombs". He has also said that he was left alone with two of his guards in the building as reinforcement reached an hour and half late.
It is learnt that police had fired three rounds to stop the violent mob from entering the premises that houses SDPO's office as well as residence.
Mukul Roy visits Nadia, skips Tehatta
Following the death of the 35-year-old villager in the firing, Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy rushed to the district head quarter Krishnagar. It is learnt that Roy held meeting with senior police and administration officials in the area. Roy also talked to family members of the victims and the leaders of the communities in the area over phone.
Trinamool district president Nanda Saha said senior party leaders are not in a position to visit the area as the people are still angry. "We will visit the area after a couple of days as the situation settles down there. However, our local leaders who are working the area. Mukul Roy today visited our district headquarter in Krishnanagar and spoke to the victim families over phone. Things are under control now," said Saha. He alleged that the entire incident was a conspiracy to malign the government's image before the panchayat election and the area is dominated by CPM with CPM-ruled panchayat there.
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