Bolpur, West Bengal, Dec 26 (UNI) At least five persons were injured in clashes between supporters of CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress at Bashpara under Nanur block in Birbhum district today.
Bolpur's Sub-divisional Police Officer Debashis Dhar said police had to use batons and tear gas shells to quell the warring groups, which involved in sporadic clashes with bombs and guns since morning.
He said among the injured, one with bullet injuries was taken to Burdhaman Medical College and Hospital and four others, who sustained the bomb wounds, were taken to Bolpur hospital.
Dhar, who led a combat force to chase the warring mobs, said bombs and guns used at random in clashes.
Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondol accsued the CPI(M) of attacking them as verdic for Suchpur massacre was approaching.
The verdic of the Suchpur massacre is slated for January 14.
Mondol alleged the attacks on them were pre-meditated by combined force of CPI(M) cadres and policemen. He alleged that police fired about eighteen rounds, which the SDPO denied.
CPI(M)'s Nanur zonal committee secretary Hashibul Rahman charged the Trinamool Congress supporters attacking with bombs and guns to creat chaos among the local people.