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Bengal BJP to march 1 lakh supporters to Kolkata Police headquarters

Protesting against the killing of its party men and alleging a complete lapse of law and order in West Bengal, the BJP carried hold a march to the Kolkata Police Headquarters in Lalbazar on Wednesday.

During the march the protesters clashed with the Kolkata police, in which the cops used water canons.

West Bengal: Kolkata police baton charge at BJP workers on Bepin Behari Ganguly Street. They were marching towards Lal Bazar protesting against TMC govt.

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June 12, 2019

The march began at around 12 pm at central Kolkata’s Subodh Mullick Square and may move towards Lalbazar from different directions.

In 2017, the party had held another march to the city Police Headquarters, during which a large number of BJP workers clashed with police leading to chaotic scenes on the streets.

In a bid to curb any untoward incident this time, security has been beefed up at all major crossings, while Lalbazar has been turned into a fortress since morning.

“Barricades have been put up at all the important junctures across the nine possible entry points to Lalbazar,” said a senior officer.

“Personnel armed with water cannons and tear gas shells will be posted at various points,” he added.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published:
Jun 12, 2019 13:53 IST

Source: HindustanTimes