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Prohibitory orders revoked from Birbhum village


Kolkata, Nov 3:

Prohibitory orders clamped in and around violence-hit Makhra village of West Bengal were revoked Monday, said a police officer.

The prohibitory orders were extended to Makhra village in Birbhum district following clashes between activists of ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that left three dead and many injured Oct 27.

The clashes came days after three policemen including Panrui police station chief Prasenjit Dutta were injured when miscreants hurled bombs at them during a raid at a village health centre from where a huge stock of crude bombs was recovered.

“Senior police and administrative officers reviewed the situation in the area, following which it was decided to revoke the prohibitory orders that was first clamped Oct 24 after the attack on the police team and later extended to Makhra following the clashes,” Additional Superintendent of Police Ananda Roy said.

The decision comes two days after Governor K.N. Tripathi said he has conveyed the concerns of the villagers and suggested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take suitable action over the matter.

Opposition parties – Left Front, Congress and the BJP whose leaders were denied entry into the village, have been attacking the Trinamool government over the issue and demanding revocation of the prohibition.