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Governor visits violence affected areas of Bengal; holds meet with officials

While the BJP leaders had also attempted visiting the area, the Governor reached Asansol circuit house this morning

Amid tension in the Raniganj-Asansol areas of West Bengal, the state Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday held an hour-long meeting with senior police and administration officials.

He chaired the meeting to assess the situation in violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol.

It need be recalled that at least one person was killed and two police officers suffered serious injuries on Monday when clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession in Raniganj area of Bardhaman West district.

While the BJP leaders had also attempted visiting the area, the Governor reached Asansol circuit house this morning.

He is scheduled to visit the violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol areas later in the day.

Meanwhile, the appeal of the Imam of Noorani Masjid Imdatullah Rashid had caught the attention of national media even after his son was killed.

Rashid had also appealed for peace in the area. Prohibitory orders are still in force as the situation here is tense, a senior police officer said.

The four-member delegation would comprise BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, party MPs Roopa Ganguly and O P Mathur and senior leader V D Ram, Basu said.

Earlier, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had held a high-level meeting at the secretariat in Kolkata yesterday.

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