10 held in Asansol after Ram Navami violence

KOLKATA: Ten people were arrested in reference to violence after a Ram Navami rally in Asansol, the city with the second largest population in West Bengal, police said on Tuesday.

Two police cars have been vandalised and set on fire within the violence on Barakar Station Road, Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissioner Laxmi Narayan Meena advised IANS.

He, on the other hand, said the location was once now "completely peaceful" and "under control".

"Yesterday (Monday) there was unrest in the area after Ram Navami rally. Two police vehicles were vandalised and set on fire. We have arrested 10 people for vandalism," said Meena.

The police have been probing whether or not all of them took part within the rallies.

"Their political affiliation is yet to be ascertained," he said.

Viswa Hindu Parishad spokesman Sourish Mukherjee claimed that bother erupted after stones have been pelted on the Ram Navami rally.

"This sort of situation happened last year also. Unfortunately, police and the administration never take action against these miscreants," he said.

He said a number of people sustained accidents once they have been overwhelmed up by way of the police.

Meena said the exact reason behind violence was once being probed.

Mukherjee said more rallies might be taken out in and around Asansol on Tuesday.
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