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West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar arrested, Mamata says attempts to incite riots

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday while he was on the way to State’s Howrah district which had witnessed violence since Thursday. The police tried to prevent the BJP leader from visiting Howrah but he was insistent in reaching areas that witnessed violence over the past two days. The police stopped the BJP leader’s convoy near the toll plaza on Vivenkananda Setu, arrested him and took him to Lalbazar Police headquarters in a police vehicle.

Earlier in the day, there was a scuffle between BJP supporters and West Bengal police as they prevented the State BJP president from leaving his residence in Kolkata’s New Town area. Mr. Majumdar had said that the police was tryingto put him in house arrest.

Soon after the arrest, BJP supporters under the leadership of MLA Agnimitra Paul and Priyanka Tibrewal gathered outside Lalbajar Police Headquarters.

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