Three Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were shot in Canning in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district. 

According to reports, the three injured TMC workers were shot at their locality in Canning’s Jibantala by some outsiders on Monday (November 2) night.

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Meanwhile, the local TMC leadership has put the blame on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for bringing in miscreants to create trouble in the region. Former Canning Trinamool MLA Shawkat Mollah alleged that the BJP had hired assassins to kill the TMC workers. 

According to sources, the three injured TMC workers have been admitted to the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. However, two of them, Moslem Ali Molla and Majed Ali Gaji, are in serious condition at the moment.

The incident had taken place at the residence of a man named Qutubuddin Sheikh, who had given shelter to the outsiders. Locals had alleged that they were anti-social elements and started protesting outside Sheikh’s house.

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It was during the demonstrations that the outsiders started shooting at the protestors, injuring the three workers of Trinamool party.

Police have made three arrests so far. Primary investigation has led to the findings that all the three arrested individuals have prior criminal records and are residents of Hooghly district.

The intention of the accused to take shelter in Canning is yet to be found. The investigating officers have reportedly detained Qutubuddin Sheikh as well for questioning.