6 injured as two TMC factions clash with crude bombs, firearms in West Bengal

The TMC says the party is not involved with the violence in any way

6 injured as two TMC factions clash with crude bombs, firearms in West Bengal

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Suri, November 23

Six people were injured as crude bombs were hurled in a clash between two factions of the TMC in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Tuesday, local sources said.

The incident happened at Gara-Paduma village in Dubrajpur police station area when a team from the Block Development Officer's office was visiting the locality for a survey regarding a government housing scheme, they said.

Six people were injured as crude bombs were hurled and firearms were "used", they added.

Those injured were admitted to a Suri hospital.

Superintendent of Police Nagendranath Tripathi said, "Seven people have been arrested. Two firearms have been seized. The situation is under control."

The TMC said the party was not involved with the violence in any way.

"It was not a political clash, police should take necessary action," TMC district president Anubrata Mondal said.

Dubrajpur BJP MLA Anup Saha claimed two groups of TMC involved in various types of corruption clashed with each other. PTI

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