5 BJP supporters held for attacking school bus at Ganganagar

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Police has arrested five BJP supporters for allegedly attacking a school bus at Ganganagar in Airport area.They have been booked under sections of rioting with deadly weapons (148 IPC), unlawful assembly (143 IPC), assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation (352 IPC), punishment for criminal intimidation (506 IPC) punishment for wrongful restraint (341 IPC) and sections of West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life(WBMPO) Act.On Wednesday morning, the BJP supporters forcefully stopped a school bus of a reputed English medium school with students inside near Ganganagar.Despite repeated requests, the bandh supporters refused to let go off the bus. As the situation got heated up, children inside the bus started crying in fear.The teachers and school staff again requested to let go off the bus. Instead, some of the bandh supporters started threatening the teachers of setting the bus on fire. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSources informed that during the heated argument, one of the bandh supporters hit the windshield of the bus with some a stick and the windshield cracked.Somehow, the teachers managed to convince the BJP supporters and left the area safely with the students and the bus. As soon as the bus reached the school, the authority decided to inform police. Later, the school authority filed an FIR with the airport police station.Following the FIR, police called up the driver and asked him to report along with the bus. After a preliminary investigation, the police started a search operation for the accused persons.”We saw that the windshield of the bus cracked. Later, the persons involved with the incident was arrested,” said a senior official from Bidhannagar Police.Police informed that five persons are identified as Krishna Sardar, Shyam Babu Roy, Sanjay Goldar, Gopal Mahato alias Raja and Rana Saha. All of them are residents of Narayanpur police station area.last_img

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