Kolkata: Tension erupted between two parties after the TMC party office was locked down. Ghatal Police Station OC Debangshu Bhowmik who attempted to handle the situation was severely injured along with another policeman. Police have arrested three accused.

The incident took place in Barda Rani's Bazar area under Ghatal Police Station limits in West Midnapore. According to sources, somebody locked the Trinamool party office on September 3. Trinamool alleges that BJP workers were behind the activity. However, The BJP denied the allegations. This issue has led to tensions between the two parties since September 3 morning. A clash ensued in the evening.

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Policemen including Ghatal Police Station OC went to the spot to handle the situation. When tension between the two parties escalated in the evening, someone threw bricks at the policemen who were standing on the street. When a large brick hit the OC's head, blood started oozing from the OC's head. Another policeman was injured. Police then arrested the three accused on the spot.

Police have been deployed in the area following the incident. BJP's Ghatal district president Antra Bhattacharya has denied the allegations. She said, “On Thursday (September 3), the people of the TMC had beaten our workers for no reason. They themselves had locked their offices and brought police to torture our workers. Our workers had to suffer without committing any crime. Police have beaten them very badly.

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“The TMC members have beaten up workers and have given false accusations to the BJP. Even the police were not aware of the truth. Police worked according to whatever was said by the Trinamool. Police have arrested our people on baseless allegations,” she further added.