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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Five Trinamul Supporters Seriously Injured in Factional Clash

MALDA, 2 JULY: At least 10 persons were injured as a clash broke out between two factions of Trinamul Congress at Saranpara village of Deotala gram panchayet under Gazole police station today. Five injured Trinamul supporters were admitted to Gazole rural hospital and four were later admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH).

It has been learnt that a ‘patta’ land was occupied by a group of people few days back allegedly led by a section of Trinamul leader. Five days ago another faction of the ruling party restored the land and handed over to those farmers who had held the patta of the land.

To prevent the occupancy of the land again a faction of Trinamul leaders were going to Saranpara village today while they were allegedly attacked by the opponent faction.

Gour Chakraborty, vice president of Gazole block Trinamul and close to district Trinamul leader and vice chairman of English Bazaar Municipality Dulal Sarkar said, “A section of goons are forcibly occupying the land of poor farmers holding our party flag. When we were going to attend a meeting to ensure the interest of the poor farmers, some miscreants attacked us with weapons and seven Trinamul supporters were injured out of which Mehbub Hossain and Manjur Hossain were critical.”

Mr Sarkar supporting Mr Chakraborty’s version said, “Some CPI-M miscreants under the guise of Trinamul are occupying the land of poor farmers forcibly and selling it against high price. Trinamul Congress workers of Gazole have started movement against such illegal practice.”

On the other hand Trinamul minority cell leader and a supporter of minister Sabitri Mitra faction Rahanur Alam said, “The land which were so far under the custody of CPI-M goons illegally were recently recovered and distributed among deserving farmers. Today some armed goons of CPI-M under the Trinamul mask attacked us during a meeting and six Trinamul supporters were seriously injured out of whom Mojammel Hoque, Akbar Hossain and Murshed Alam were critically wounded and admitted to MMCH.

Superintendent of police Jayanta Pal said, “There was a clash over land dispute between two groups. Police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. Two separate complaints were lodged. A probe has been started.”

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