Bengal Panchayat Election: Before the panchayat elections in West Bengal, there is news of clashes once again in Cooch Behar on Tuesday. During this, a TMC worker was shot dead. The incident took place when some TMC candidates were returning home after wrapping up their campaign for the upcoming panchayat polls. Four other people were also injured in the incident.
As per reports, 11 people have been killed in alleged political violence since the announcement of West Bengal panchayat election dates on June 8. Reports of violence were received from Cooch Behar, North and South 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Birbhum, East Midnapore, East Burdwan and other places.
Police engaged in investigation of the case
It was informed by the police that this morning Dinhata Police Station received information that a clash broke out between two local groups at Jaridhalla Gitaldaha II. During this firing took place in which five people were shot. Injured TMC worker Babu Haque has died. At present, the matter is being investigated.
The police also suspect the involvement of Bangladesh-based criminals in the violence. Sources said the place is situated on the international border where the only mode of transport is boat. There is a possibility that Bangladesh-based criminals have been used by local leaders in the incident.
Voting on 8th July, counting on 11th July
Voting for the West Bengal Panchayat Elections 2023 will be held on July 8 and the counting of votes will take place on July 11. there,
TMC’s North Bengal Development Minister Udayan Guha blamed Union Minister Nishith Pramanik (without naming him) for instigating the Dinhata violence.
Talking to the media, he said, “There is nothing to hide, people brought by the BJP from the other side of the border opened fire. Some BJP leaders and ministers are bringing anti-social people from other states and neighboring countries who are trying to create unrest.”
He said that Jalidharla is one of those places where nothing can happen without the vigilance of BSF. Even if such an incident happened, what was BSF doing then? The 50 km border comes under BSF and this place is very close to the zero point. This place borders Bangladesh surrounded by a river, a place where people came from outside and committed the crime.
Attacking Union minister Nishith Pramanik without naming him, Guha said, “Yesterday the Union minister returned to Dinhata after his foreign trip. He has instigated this incident. The police should take action against the BSF and the Union minister.”