West Bengal: Police allegedly open fires on BJP supporters including a teenager for raising “Jai Shree Ram” slogans

The West Bengal unit of the BJP on Saturday alleged that three of its members sustained bullet injuries after police open fired on them for the crime of raising “Jai Shree Ram” slogans. Those injured, include one boy of just 14 years of age.

The incident was reported after a clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers after a group of BJP workers chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during TMC MP Suvendu Adhikary’s public meeting in Bankura.

BJP’s Bankura MP, Subhas Sarkar slammed the cops for firing at the workers and rejected their claim where they had alleged that they resorted to firing to suppress the rioting mobs.

Meanwhile, the injured were shifted to Bankura Medical College and Hospital for further treatment.

The West Bengal BJP unit shared pictures of the injured party workers and in one of them, two cops can be seen aiming at people. The saffron party also blamed the Mamata Banerjee government of using her administration to “unleash terror on innocent civilians just for perceived descent!”

Meanwhile, internet services were suspended in many parts of North 24 Parganas district including Barrackpore, Bongaon and Basirhat sub-divisions after a clash erupted between the TMC and BJP workers. However, the services were restored on Saturday after midnight.