A team of the National Investigation Agency reached the Ekbalpur-Mominpur area in Kolkata, where clashes broke out between people from two different communities after Durga Puja.
The investigationg team reached Ekbalpur-Mominpur area in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon
By Rajesh Saha: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) reached the Ekbalpur-Mominpur area in Kolkata, where clashes broke out between people from two different communities after Durga Puja.
V R Singh, the NIA superintendent, arrived with his team of four to five special officers, to probe the Ekbalpur-Mominpur violence, which left several policemen, including deputy commissioner of police Soumya Roy, injured.
The investigating team reached the spot around 3:10pm on Saturday afternoon. The NIA team visited all the violence-hit areas, along with the Kolkata police, amid heavy security and also spoke to the locals and the officers of Kolkata Police.
On October 9, vehicles were vandalized and people hurled stones in Mominpur area. According to the police, the violence ensued after religious flags put up for Milad un-Nabi were allegedly torn down. As the violence escalated, a large number of people surrounded the Ekbalpur Police Station.
Police arrested 63 people and clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the area following the incident.
The NIA has submitted an FIR before a special court seeking the handover of all those arrested in connection with the violence.