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Video Shows How Kolkata Police Van Was Set On Fire. BJP Says Wasn’t Us


Video exhibits the second a person began the hearth in a Kolkata Police car.

Kolkata:

Torching of a police car has grow to be a central level of BJP’s protest in Kolkata that turned violent yesterday, with movies displaying the way it was ransacked, its windshields and windowpanes smashed, and a person lighting the hearth up shut. 

Youth Congress nationwide chief BS Srinivas tweeted a close-up video, which exhibits a person in a saffron T-shirt utilizing a cigarette lighter to set hearth to a towel saved within the police van. “Simply establish, which social gathering’s ‘nationalist rioters’ are burning police jeeps in West Bengal?” he wrote, in Hindi.

He tweeted one other video that confirmed males waving BJP flags and ransacking the police car. Within the caption, he took jibes at PM Narendra Modi’s previous statements: “I’m positive the Prime Minister will establish these rioters by their garments and flags, and, in his coronary heart, won’t ever have the ability to forgive them.”    

The BJP denied its employees lit the hearth. “Police could finished it themselves,” stated Chief of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, “Our employees weren’t carrying any weapons. Perhaps Trinamool Congress’s jihadis got here and carried out the violence.” The social gathering has claimed the violence began upon provocation by police.

Mr Adhikari was one of many leaders detained yesterday after violence erupted close to Howrah railway station when police tried to forestall BJP’s protest march towards alleged corruption of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool authorities. 

The BJP had organized particular trains, apart from buses and boats, for supporters to succeed in Howrah, from the place ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ — a march to the Nabanna or state secretariat — was to be held.

However the police had arrange barricades, which the BJP males broke by, resulting in clashes with police. Protesters threw stones whereas police used a water cannon and tear fuel. Site visitors on the long-lasting Howrah Bridge was stopped too. There have been detentions of BJP leaders in Hastings space, and a conflict between social gathering employees and cops exterior the Raniganj railway station.

The Calcutta Excessive Court docket later sought a report from the state Home Secretary by September 19.

Trinamool Congress chief Sougata Roy, in the meantime, stated the police confirmed “exemplary restraint” even when “BJP employees had been frightening the cops to open hearth”. He additionally hit again on the BJP’s cost that Mamata Banerjee runs a “dictatorship”.

Suvendu Adhikari, Ms Banerjee’s aide-turned-chief rival, had accused her of working a dictatorship “like North Korea”. 

When the protest was nonetheless on, and videos of violence had been going viral, Trinamool’s Sougata Roy stated, “The place did Mamata Banerjee present dictatorship? The programme (BJP rally) has been persevering with since midday. The police haven’t fired on anyone”. 

“The BJP employees have thrown stones and bricks at random. They’ve injured a number of policemen together with IPS officers. They’ve damaged automobiles in Burrabazar space… Only a few BJP folks have been injured. In each TV display screen you may see BJP employees throwing stones,” he stated.

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