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Guv holds meeting with DGP to assess law and order situation
West Bengal

Guv holds meeting with DGP to assess law and order situation

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Kolkata, Sep 3: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, who expressed anguish over increasing political violence, especially after the life-threatening attack on BJP MP Arjun Singh, today held a one-and-one meeting with DGP Virender at his Raj Bhawan office here.

Mr Dhankar, who cut short his Delhi visit, returned to the city on Monday morning following attack on the BJP MP at Barrackpore on Sunday and held meeting for nearly 30 minutes with the DGP, sources said. The Governor had summoned the DGP to meet him in Raj Bhawan following escalation of political violence in industrial town Barrackpore, which has been on the news since May 19.

Sources said the Governor wanted to hear details about the law and order situation in the Barrackpore region and elsewhere in the state.

Mr Dhankar, who took office at the end of July, on Monday expressed serious concern at the life threatening attack on BJP MP Arjun Singh and said he was very worried and will talk to the concerned people in a bid to end the violence.

Former Supreme Court advocate Jagdeep Dhankar also visited the hospital to see the injured BJP leader and talked to him and wanted to know how this happened. Mr Singh had undergone several stitches on his left forehead to stop oozing blood after being hit by an object on Feeder Road at Shyamnagar in Barrackpore on Sunday afternoon.

He was hit following clashes between the BJP and TMC over some party offices in the area. Both parties were claiming the site of the office.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh was today released from the private hospital on EM Bypass and visited two hospitals at Belgharia and Barrackpore where his followers have been admitted.

Mr Singh told media that he would file an FIR against chief minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of conspiring to eliminate him.

He also charged the police forces with attacking him during clashes on Sunday. (UNI)