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 read more

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GJM calls for Gorkha unity to tackle BJPs conspiracy

first_imgDarjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for Gorkha unity to thwart BJP’s alleged conspiracy to displace the Gorkhas from this region. This comes in the wake of BJP president Amit Shah’s threat to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal, if voted to power.Addressing a BJP election campaign rally in Alipurduar on Friday, Shah had stated: “We will implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal to identify and throw out each and every infiltrator from the state. We want to assure each and every Hindu refugee that no one has to leave the country. All of you will have a place to live in India with respect. This is our commitment.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShah’s statement subsequently ruffled a few feathers. “There is a conspiracy hatched by the BJP against the Gorkhas. We have to unite against this. Amit Shah’s statement has come as a shock to the Darjeeling Hill people, where more than 80% of the population do not have land rights. It is a tell-tale sign of uncertain future for the hill people without land rights, if BJP is voted to power. People will be asked to provide land documents. There will be a fixed cut-off year. Gorkhas will then be dubbed illegal immigrants. They will replicate what they have done in Assam. Thousands of Gorkhas have been labelled as ‘D voters’ or ‘Doubtful voters’, despite having lived in Assam for generations,” stated Binay Tamang, president, GJM. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe GJM president stated that Shah’s statement comes at a time when the sitting BJP MP of Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia alleged that the Gorkhas living in Darjeeling were migrants from Nepal. “Also, the recent revelation from the RTI query on the government’s stand on granting of tribal status to the 11 Gorkha communities is indeed worrying. The RTI reply had stated that the granting of tribal status would only increase influx from Nepal,” Tamang said.last_img read more

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