West Bengal police officer injured in violence

September 14th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The inspector in charge of a police station in South Parganas district of West Bengal was injured by a mob that put up a blockade at the Sonarpur railway station Sunday.The mob also beat up some railway officials and ransacked the office of the station master and the ticket counter, besides dragging out and assaulting train passengers, the police said.

The residents of the region put up the blockade on the railway tracks demanding an additional local train, leading to a disruption in train services in the Sealdah (South) section of Eastern Railway for an hour.

The protesters grew violent when local police and Railway Police personnel tried to force them to lift the blockade. Sonarpur police station inspector-in-charge Basudeb Bag suffered a head injury when he was hit by a stone.

The mob then ransacked various parts of the station and pulled out and beat up passengers from a suburban train which had halted at the station.

Later, police reinforcements were sent and the situation brought under control.

One person was arrested, the police said.

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