Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengal's Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators

  • Beldanga railway station complex in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was set on fire by thousands of people, protesting against the amended Citizenship Act

  • Several minority organisations in the district had called for mass protests, according to the district police sources

  • RPF personnel deputed there were thrashed

Beldanga: The Beldanga railway station complex in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was set on fire and RPF personnel deputed there were thrashed by thousands of people, protesting against the amended Citizenship Act on Friday, officials said.

 Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengals Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators

File image of a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act. Reuters

Several minority organisations in the district had called for mass protests, according to the district police sources. "The protestors all of a sudden entered the railway station complex and set the platform, two-three buildings, and railway offices on fire. When RPF personnel tried to stop them, they were brutally beaten up," said a senior RPF official.

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"Train services have come to a halt here," he added. Muslim-dominated Murshidabad is a district bordering Bangladesh.

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2019 18:04:56 IST