Ram Navami clashes: Section 144 imposed in West Bengal’s Asansol

Security forces, including the Rapid Action Force have also been deployed with the police keeping in view the law and order situation in the region.

Published: 28th March 2018 05:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 05:49 PM   |  A+A-

Police use batons to control the situation after an armed crowd allegedly barged into a police station over Ram Navami clashes at Kandi in Murshidabad on Monday. | PTI


ASANSOL: Following continued violence and clashes over Ram Navami celebrations in West Bengal’s Asansol, Section 144 has been imposed in the vicinity.

Security forces, including the Rapid Action Force (RAF) have also been deployed with the police keeping in view the law and order situation in the region.

Earlier in the day, Central Government sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence during Ram Navami processions in the last two days.

Considering the present security scenario, Centre had also offered assistance of paramilitary forces.

The holy celebrations, on Sunday, had turned sour after clashes erupted in various parts of Bengal leaving one dead and several injured.

Condemning the incidents of violence, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asserted that such behaviour was unacceptable in her state, and said her government would strongly deal with each miscreant. 

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