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Malda violence: BJP only MLA in West Bengal detained, released in 10 minutes

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 4:43 IST

A BJP delegation led by Shamik Bhattacharya, its lone MLA in West Bengal Assembly, was not allowed to visit Kaliachak village, about 30 km from here, which had witnessed violence on Sunday.

A 25-member delegation led by Bhattacharya was detained by the police and taken to the local police station. But they were released in about ten minutes.

The delegation was requested by the police not to visit the village in view of the law and order situation.

Later, Bhattacharya told reporters that they wanted to visit the village to know about the exact reason of the Sunday's incident but was not allowed to go.

Bhattyacharya also said he had received a phone call from the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while he was sitting in the police station. He however, declined to divulge the content of their conversation.

Earlier on Sunday, violence broke out at Kaliachak over an alleged derogatory remarks made byAkhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari against the protests. The protesters had taken out a rally against Tiwari's one-month old comment.

With inputs PTI

First published: 6 January 2016, 5:48 IST
 
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