Dinhata (W. Bengal):
Several country-made bombs were hurled at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Sunday, causing panic among people.
Police gave this information.
Officials said the incident took place during the BJP's protest march against the Trinamool Congress (TMC)-led government in the state at Sitalkuchi market.
According to a senior police officer, when the bombs were hurled, BJP supporters ran to save their lives and after some time when they regrouped, the police stopped the march to avoid any further untoward incident.
Some people suffered minor injuries from the pellets released from the bomb, but no one needed to be hospitalized for treatment, the official said.
The BJP alleged that the TMC was behind the attack on its workers.
Party's national vice president Dilip Ghosh said, "This incident once again proves that 'Jungle Raj' is going on in West Bengal and the police remains a mute spectator."
At the same time, the TMC retaliated, alleging that the BJP conspired to attack its own workers to attract public attention.
TMC MLA from Dinhata and North Bengal Development Minister Udayan Guha said, “We were busy with Abhishek Banerjee's public meeting in Malbazar.
Why would we create trouble in Setalkuchi?"