Indefinite curfew imposed in Siliguri; Army flagmarch

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Siliguri, Sep 28 (UNI) An indefinite curfew was clamped and the Army flagmarched this North Bengal town, where people went on a rampage today following an alleged remark by a Delhi FM channel about Indian Idol-3 Prashant Tamang.

North Bengal Inspector General(IG) R J S Nalwa said the Army flagmarched the trouble-torn town and an indefinite curfew was imposed from 1700 hrs to restore peace.

He said trouble erupted when a procession was on its way to submit a memorandum to the Siliguri sub-divisional officer in this regard.

An ambulance got stranded due to the rally, resulting in a feud between the patient's family and the agitators.

Police rushed to the spot, lobbed 125 rounds of teargas shells and fired seven rouds in the air to control the situation.

But the protestors attacked the police and damaged two vehicles, compelling them to use lathis in which 30 people sustained injuries.

The injured had been admitted to the Siliguri District Hospital, IG said.

Meanwhile, state Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya said a peace rally would be taken out tomorrow in the town to instil confidence among the people.


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