Tarakeswar tense after National Flag found lying on the ground

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress leaders from Hooghly’s Tarakeswar alleged that BJP-backed goons have dislodged the National Flag from the top of a Panchayat office and dumped it on the ground.Trinamool Congress district leaders also alleged that some goons put up a BJP flag on top of the Panchayat office. The district BJP leaders have, however, denied the allegation saying that it was a handiwork of the Trinamool Congress workers instead. The BJP leaders also said that they never dumped the Tricolour. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe incident has triggered tension in the area. It was said that Naita Malpaharpur Gram Panchayat, run by Trinamool Congress, had the National Flag on the top of the building. In order to capture the Gram Panchayat the BJP leaders are carrying out hooliganism, alleged the Trinamool Congress leaders. Some local residents spotted the National Flag lying on the ground on Sunday morning. After being informed, police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. The district police have started a detailed probe into the incident. The police officers have assured that stern action will be taken against those who will be found responsible for the incident.last_img read more

Several bodies recovered after Kalmunai battle

Among the bodies recovered are of three women and six children. He said that initially there was an explosion and then shots were fired towards the STF commandos.Gunasekera said that the STF retaliated and the military was called in to assist in the operation.Military spokesman, Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said that troops were deployed to Sainthamaruthu to face a group of suspected terrorists. Several bodies have been recovered after a major battle took place in Kalmunai last night.The Police said that 15 people were killed in a gun battle and explosion. The Police said that two gunmen were killed in the gun battle while a civilian caught in the crossfire also died.Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the Special Task Force (STF) came under attack during a search operation in the area last night. The Police suspect a suicide bomber had triggered the explosion. He said it was believed there were between 3-6 terrorists in the area at the time. A Police curfew was also imposed in Kalmunai, Chavalakade and Samanthurai when the operations were underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more