Top cops stated, “situation under control”, Over 200 people arrested in Bengal
DGP Manoj Malaviya said on Monday that more than 200 persons have been arrested and 42 complaints have been filed in connection with unrest in West Bengal over controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammed made by former BJP leaders. According to a news agency, he noted that the issue is currently under control.
Protests against two suspended BJP workers Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal’s remarks about the Prophet turned violent in several districts of the state, notably Howrah and Murshidabad, with the administration banning internet services and restricting people’s movement.
Protesters barricaded the railway rails in the Sealdah-Hashnabad section of the Eastern Railway on Monday morning, disrupting train movements. “For around 20 minutes, services were disrupted. Around the Hashnabad station in North 24 Parganas, there is a large police presence “a high-ranking official stated. Heavy police presence was considered prohibitory under Section 144 of the CrPC in certain areas of the Howrah, Murshidabad, and Nadia districts.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Police has summoned suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for questioning in relation to comments made on a television debate show. On June 20, she has been summoned to the Narkeldanga Police Station to provide a statement. In various regions of the country, Sharma’s remarks have prompted violent demonstrations. Abul Sohail, the general secretary of the Trinamool Congress’ minority cell, has also filed an FIR against Sharma at the Contai police station for her remarks.
Officials told news outlets that West Bengal’s violence-plagued districts were limping back to normalcy, with occasional protests reported from a few areas and substantial police deployments continuing.