After the controversial remarks of suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal, there was heavy violence in Howrah, West Bengal after Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. In which the incident of arson was also carried out. Here internet service has been suspended in some areas to prevent violence.
Internet services suspended in Beldaga, Murshidabad
The West Bengal government on Saturday suspended internet services in parts of Murshidabad district till June 14 to check the spread of misinformation following the violence in Howrah. Internet services in Beldanga 1 block of Beldanga police station area and Beldanga 2 block covering Rezinagar and Shaktipur police station areas have been suspended till 6 am on June 14, the order said. Internet services have been suspended in the entire Howrah district till June 13 and Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in several areas like Uluberia, Domjur, and Panchala till June 15.
Mamta government in action after violence, police officers changed
The West Bengal government on Saturday transferred officers of the district police, a day after violent protests. The state government has appointed Praveen Tripathi, Additional Commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police, as the new police commissioner of Howrah city. Swati Bhangalia, DCP (South West) of Kolkata Police has been made the new Superintendent of Police, Howrah (Rural). Howrah City Police Commissioner C Sudhakar has been made Joint Commissioner of Police of Kolkata Police, while Howrah (Rural) Superintendent of Police Soumya Roy has been made DCP (South West) of Kolkata Police.
In the Bengal violence case, the Mamta government has taken a big action and arrested more than 70 people. TMC MP Sukhendu Shekhar Ray said, those who create disturbance will not be spared.
BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukant Majumdar arrested while on his way to Howrah
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested by the police on Saturday when he was trying to go to violence-hit Howrah. Police said Majumdar, MP from Balurghat in North Dinajpur, was arrested near a toll plaza located on Vidyasagar Setu.
Protesters set police vehicles on fire
Protests started in many parts of the Howrah district on Friday over the controversial remarks. After the demonstrations turned violent, the protesters torched police vehicles. In addition, public property was also damaged. During this, he also had a clash with the policemen. The protesters clashed with the police and several houses were torched. The protesters pelted stones at the policemen, injuring some of them. Apart from this, the BJP party office was also vandalized.