BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Two main instigators of Howrah Tikiapara violence, who attacked cops when they tried the disperse the crowd of lockdown violators, have been arrested.
The two culprits were identified and arrested this morning, said reports. They will be produced before the court shortly. Earlier on Wednesday, police arrested 14 people in connection with the Tikiapara violence.
On Thursday morning, Howrah Police Commissioner Kunal Aggarwal had tweeted, “Two main instigators behind the attack on our #CovidWarriors have been arrested today early morning & are being forwarded to Ld. Court.#OperationCovidZero #CopsFightCorona #WeCareWeDare #LockdownSoldiers@WBPolice @hwhcitypolice @KolkataPolice.”
Two main instigators behind the attack on our #CovidWarriors have been arrested today early morning & are being forwarded to Ld. Court.#OperationCovidZero #CopsFightCorona #WeCareWeDare #LockdownSoldiers@WBPolice @hwhcitypolice @KolkataPolice
— Kunal Aggarwal (@kunalips06) April 30, 2020
These two men had instigated the mob to attack the policemen who were trying to enforce lockdown in the area on Tuesday, police said. Raids are still on to nab all the culprits responsible for the attack on the police in West Bengal’s Howrah district.
One day after the incident, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she has directed the police to take stern action.
“This incident should not have taken place. I have told the police to take stern action. The culprits will be booked. At the same time, no innocent person will be harassed,” Mamata said, However, she slammed the BJP for trying to politicise the issue.
“There are so many police stations in Bengal. The incident has taken place in only one police station area. And they are making it a big issue across the nation. As if it is a big victory of the BJP. Their only aim is to humiliate the state government and the state,” she told media persons.