WATCH | Mob chases, pelt stones at police for imposing lockdown in Howrah purple zone

When a police patrol reached Tikiapara space in Howrah after receiving inputs that a lot of folks have been jostling in an area market, violating the lockdown, they have been attacked by the mob with stones being pelted at them.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Crowd in Tikiapara was violating the lockdown and social distancing norms.
  • When police requested them to return dwelling, mob attacked cops
  • The injured police personnel have been taken to an area hospital.

A mob attacked a number of policemen who have been imposing lockdown to forestall the unfold of coronavirus at Tikiapara in West Bengal’s Howrah district, a purple zone, on Tuesday.

The incident occurred within the night when a police patrol reached Tikiapara space after receiving inputs that a lot of folks have been jostling in an area market on the pretext of procuring, violating the lockdown and social distancing norms.

“As quickly because the police requested them to return dwelling, a mob pelted them with stones and beat them up. Two police automobiles have been additionally broken within the incident,” a police official mentioned.

The injured police personnel have been taken to an area hospital.

Later, a big police contingent, together with RAF personnel, reached the spot to manage the scenario however even they weren’t spared by the locals.

The mob injured officers and compelled the police personnel to retreat to the native outpost.

It was solely a lot later when further drive was deployed within the space that the violence got here to an finish.

Trinamool Congress chief of Howrah district and Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee criticised the assault on policemen and mentioned strict motion could be taken in opposition to the culprits.

Most circumstances in West Bengal have been reported from Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas. On Monday, the state authorities declared Howrah a ‘purple zone’.

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