Left workers clash with Bengal cops

Wednesday 02nd March 2022 05:53 EST

Police were unable to exhume Anis Khan’s body for a second post-mortem after locals, including women, stopped and forced them back. The latter half of the day unfolded with large-scale vandalism during protests by CPM’s youth and students’ wings. In the violence, police were attacked with brickbats and glass bottles. NH-2 was blocked for over an hour and 10 police vehicles were damaged, while some were set on fire. Three crude bombs were also burst. Cops said one vehicle had documents and evidence related to criminal cases which was razed in a fire. Police resorted to a lathi-charge and used several rounds of tear gas to disperse the mob. Around 10 policemen and some protesters were injured. Cops later arrested 17 people.

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