2 detained for Birbhum clash, villagers accuse MP of inaction

A day after a TMC supporter was killed in an intra-party feud in Labhpur area of Birbhum, two persons were detained by district police, but their political affiliation has not been divulged.

Around 2 pm on Saturday night, Chittaranjan Mondal was killed after two groups tussled over capturing Indus area of Labhpur before the panchayat elections. Villagers burnt around 100 houses in the area and demonstrated at Labhpur, demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

One group, led by MLA of Ketugram Shahnaz Hossain, claimed that an intra-party feud has been going on for a long time at Birbhum. They had informed their MP Satabdi Roy, who did not take action, they said.

Meanwhile, peace prevails at Kashiara village of Labhpur area where the TMC supporter was killed. Police pickets have been set up in the village and the entire area has been cordoned off.

Some local villagers said that Monirul Islam, MLA of Labhpur constituency, is behind the murder.

12 hurt in clash

At least 12 persons were injured in a clash between two groups of Trinamool Congress in South 24-Parganas. The incident took place at Baruipur Sunday night between members of Sahapara Pragati Sangha and Netaji Sporting Club. Three of the injured are critical.

Mamata to meet DMs to discuss law and order

KOLKATA: Facing criticism over the fast deteriorating law-and-order situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will convene a meeting of all district magistrates, superintendents of police of all districts and top-level IAS and IPS officers on November 21. The meeting, to be held at Town Hall, assumes significance in the wake of police firing in two districts Nadia and Birbhum and some violent incidents involving group rivalries in Trinamool.

It was learnt that the chief minister will soon make some reshuffles in the state police. Superintendents of police of three districts are likely to be transferred while a senior Kolkata Police officer of the rank of additional commissioner is expected to be transferred to state Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Also, DIGs of two divisions are likely to be transferred.

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