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Police asked to intensify vigil for Bengal rural polls

Statesman News Service | Kolkata,Bankura,Burdwan |

Amidst reports of violence, state government has instructed all superintendents of police to intensify police vigilance and keep close watch so that outsiders cannot instigate violence, ADG law and order, Anuj Sharma said on Thursday at Nabanna.

Talking to the reporters, Mr Sharma said that police has intensified security measures in all border areas and sought a detailed report from superintendents of police regarding the present situation in and around border areas, Mr Sharma said.

A large contingent of police force was sent yesterday in South 24 Parganas, Bankura and Birbum to avoid any untoward incident in the areas, he said, adding maximum number of police personnel have been deployed in Bankura and Birbhum district.

The state government has asked district magistrates, SPs to identify trouble-porn areas in their respective areas if any and take necessary measures, the ADG law and order said.

Three persons were arrested from Raniganj area for instigating violence, he said. As many as 298 persons were arrested and eight arms and twenty three bombs were recovered from different places of the state, Mr Sharma said.

In all, 4,035 candidates of Trinamul Congress have filed nomination for Gram Panchayat and 4,800 candidates of other parties have filed nomination for the same for the forthcoming civic polls, Mr Sharma said.

The MLA, Sonamukhi suffered physical assault after his vehicle heading for the municipal town was prevented by some miscreants allegedly assigned by the Trinamul Congress supporters near a refuelling station this afternoon. He was roughed up and his vehicle was ransacked.

The CPI-M staged a protest at the Sonamukhi Police Station demanding arrest of the culprits. Mr Ajit Roy, the MLA was taken to the hospital meanwhile.