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Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar condemns cop inaction

Governor appealed to the chief minister Mamata Banerjee to sternly deal with lawbreakers. All involved have to be identified and arrested, he demanded.

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

Just a day after asking the state’s chief secretary to submit a report on the ‘worsening’ law and order situation in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today alleged inaction on part of West Bengal Police and the Kolkata Police to sternly deal with law breakers and demanded immediate identification and arrest of lawbreakers.

Fresh incidents of violence today rocked Howrah as police clashed with agitators who attacked the former during a protest over remarks concerning Prophet Muhammad by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Protestors demanded action against Nupur, with some even demanding capital punishment. At Domjur, the local police station was attacked, two police vehicles were torched and around 12 policemen were injured following the attacks from the violent agitators, yesterday.

Governor Dhankhar today expressed disappointment with the state administration and said that inaction by the West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police is an unfortunate endorsement of law violators. He appealed to the chief minister Mamata Banerjee to sternly deal with lawbreakers. All involved have to be identified and arrested, he demanded.

He wrote on his Twitter handle, “Since June 09 in particular there has been awful administration failure that took no preventive and precautionary measures. Lawbreakers were allowed to have free for all. Only prompt exemplary action can be deterrent. Over a month the situation has been a cause of concern.”

Meanwhile, the arrest of the Bengal BJP state president Sukanta Majumder has sparked further tension as BJP workers hit the streets demanding release of their leader who, according to them, is being wrongfully detained. A party office of the BJP in Howrah was ransacked today.