A police team was attacked by supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress party in the Birbhum district of West Bengal on Monday. The team had gone to raid a village in the district to nab suspects involved in a bomb attack on a police officer two days ago.
According to initial reports, the police party was attacked in Makra village which comes under Parui Police Station in the Birbhum district.
At least four persons were injured after the police team retaliated, reports further said.
The incident occurred two days after a police officer was attacked in the area, triggering a verbal duel between the Trinamool Congress and its rivals BJP and Congress.
Prosenjit Dutta, the OC of Parui Police Station, was injured on Friday when bombs were thrown at his team who had gone to Chakmondola village to inquire about bombs being illegally manufactured there.
BJP state president Rahul Sinha alleged that the TMC and foreign extremists might have been involved in the attack and demanded an immediate inquiry.
“Where there is no security for the police or security personnel, it is now clear how safe the common people in the state are,” Sinha said.
Sinha also squarely blamed the ruling TMC for the attack on the police team and attempting to wipe out its political rivals.