New Delhi, Mar 31: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday visited violence-hit Asansol and held an hour-long meeting with the administrative officials. Later in the day, he was scheduled to visit the violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol areas.

Tension gripped the area after a clash broke out between two groups over Navami procession in Asansol’s Raniganj, on March 26 wherein a person was allegedly hacked to death while a Deputy Commissioner of Police lost his hand.

Several shops and houses were vandalised and set ablaze during the Ram Navami procession. At least 19 people were arrested for fomenting trouble.

Here are the top developments so far: 

  • BJP constituted a four-member committee to probe into the incident and then submit a report of it.
  • Political leaders condemned it saying such incidents are painful and very unfortunate
  • A special security arrangement has been drafted by the police to avoid untoward incident during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations
  • Internet services continue to be suspended and prohibitory orders also remained in force
  • Union minister Babul Supriyo threatened protesters while he was trying to calm them down in Asansol
  • The Chief Minister directed the police department to take strong action against those who carried arms in the rallies.

Here is how Twitterati  reacting to the clashes: