Kolkata, May 22 : A miscreant was killed and two others were injured critically in explosions at trouble-torn Bhatpara even as the riot police in coordination with central armed forces and RAF began flushing out the ruffians to sanitize the industrial Barrackpore region of North 24 Paragans, which has been boiling since Bhatpara assembly bypoll.
Armed policemen using riot control vehicles began route march in troubel-torn Bhatpara, Jadaddal and Kakinara to restore normalcy with flushing out the ruffians by raiding the possible hideouts and arrested five trouble-makers last night. Police is also investigating an explosion that occurred last night at Bhatpara, in which a person reportedly died and two others sustained injuries while making crude bombs, which have been used at random since the Bhatpara bypoll.
In another brazen attack, 29-year-old Sudipto Kar was shot dead near the IIT complex in Kharagpur on Tuesday. Kar was asked to come to Kharagpur from Datan, his in-law's place. He was short from point blank range when he was on his way in his bike around 1pm on Tuesday. Both the TMC and BJP blamed each other for the murder, but both denied involvement in the crime.
Both the TMC and BJP have been blaming each other for triggering violence.
The Bhatrapa assembly by-poll witnessed a multi cornered contest in which TMC candidate Madan Mitra and BJP's Pawan Singh rivalry took centre stage.
Meanwhile, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Arjun Singh, who is Pawan Singh's father, said he would move the Supreme Court to seek anticipatory bail.He alleged that a conspiracy was being hatched to arrest him on the basis of false cases by the ruling party.
A BJP delegation led by Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh called on Governor KN Tripathi and sought his intervention to convince the Union Home ministry and Election Commission to understand the gravity of post-poll violence in Bengal, especially the situation in Kakinara where many families have deserted homes fearing their safety. UNI