West Bengal's Asansol and Raniganj districts limping to normal after Ram Navami violence, prohibitory orders lifted
The route march by security forces has also been withdrawn in the area, a senior police official said, adding that pickets have also been pared in the region from today.
The Asansol-Raniganj belt had witnessed clashes between two groups over Ram Navami celebrations, resulting in the death of one person.
Caught off guard during the recent Asansol-Raniganj violence, the state is also planning to strengthen its ground-level intelligence gathering mechanism.
One person was killed and two police officers suffered serious injuries on Monday when clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession in the Raniganj area of Bardhaman district.
Firearms amassed in Raniganj, Asansol by coal mafia even before Ram Navami and were supplied to both sides.
Large number of security personnel were deployed on the streets of Raniganj while a section of shops opened their shutters after remaining closed for the last five days.
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Supriyo tried to enter the Railpar area in Paschim Bardhaman district, where police stopped his car, citing security reasons.
Internet services were suspended to check the spread of rumours and the prohibitory orders were clamped to maintain peace, Asansol sub-divisional officer Proloy Roychowdhury said.
Tension ran high in the region Monday after a Ram Navami procession organised by the BJP allegedly tried to enter an area where members of the minority community lived in large numbers, police said.