Several injured, including two policemen, in Kolkata's Jodhpur Park as BJP and TMC supporters clash over CAA

Several people, including two policemen, were injured when rival groups clashed in the southern part of the city's Jodhpur Park area over a discussion on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, police said on Friday.

Press Trust of India January 24, 2020 18:21:31 IST
Several injured, including two policemen, in Kolkata's Jodhpur Park as BJP and TMC supporters clash over CAA
  • The clash broke out on Thursday night when a group of men allegedly owing allegiance to the BJP, attacked a group of Trinamool Congress activists with knives and sticks

  • The police also said that the clash began when the group was denied participation in a CAA discussion

  • When the police tried to pacify the two warring groups they were also attacked

Kolkata: Several people, including two policemen, were injured when rival groups clashed in the southern part of the city's Jodhpur Park area over a discussion on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, police said on Friday.

Several injured including two policemen in Kolkatas Jodhpur Park as BJP and TMC supporters clash over CAA

File image of Kolkata Police. AFP

The clash broke out on Thursday night when a group of men allegedly owing allegiance to the BJP, attacked a group of Trinamool Congress activists with knives and sticks when they were denied participation in a CAA discussion, a police officer said.

When the police tried to pacify the two warring groups they were also attacked, he said.

"Two policemen including one officer have been injured. The officer received injuries in his hands and is currently undergoing treatment," he said.

Two motorbikes were burnt during the clash.

Several people injured in the clash were discharged after preliminary medical assistance at a nearby medical establishment, the officer said.

The police has arrested three people for their involvement in the clash, he said.

"We have arrested three people and a police picket has been posted in the area to keep a check on any untoward incident. A probe has been initiated into the matter," the officer said.

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