Worker died of shotgun injuries, we don’t use them: WB police on BJP’s allegations
The West Bengal police on Tuesday denied the allegations levelled by the Bharatiya Janta Party that a party worker was killed in a clash with the police during the ‘’Uttarkanya Abhijan’’ called by the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Siliguri on Monday.
The police said that, ‘’as per the post-mortem report the death was due to the effects of shotgun injuries. Police do not use shotguns. It’s obvious that during yesterday’s protest in Siliguri, armed persons were brought and they fired from firearms’’.
In an official statement the police said that, ‘’ there was a mala fide intention to create violence by the use of firearms and CID West Bengal has been asked to investigate the matter’’.
On Monday BJP workers had fought a battle with the police after they were halted from moving past two barricades near the branch secretariat. During the clash, one party worker had succumbed to his injuries, after which BJP’s national general secretary and state-in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya had called for a 12-hour bandh in North Benagl on Tuesday.
He alleged that a ‘’nexus of police and Trinamool Congress goons was behind the death of party worker Ulen Roy’’. He demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) enquiry into the death. The streets of Siliguri remained deserted in support of the BJP’s bandh.