Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: The West Bengal police on Saturday lathi-charged workers of the ISF and arrested its MLA, Nausad Siddiqui, after they refused to lift a road blockade in Kolkata’s Esplanade area. They were protesting against an attack by activists of the ruling TMC at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district.
After police resorted to lathicharge and arrested their leader, ISF workers pelted stones injuring a few policemen. Later a huge police contingent was brought in along with Combat Force personnel, who fired tear gas shells and used lathis to disperse the protesters. Several ISF workers were injured and traffic came to a complete standstill at the busy junction of the state capital.