West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday has asked for a judicial inquiry into incidents at Baduria and Basirhat. She even alleged that the Centre is responsible for the violation of the federal structure.

The West Bengal CM also added that the said external forces were responsible for the unrest which has been continuing for the last few days. 

CM Banerjee even appealed to the people of Darjeeling not to restore to violence rather maintain peace in the area.


Earlier in the day, three-member team of BJP MPs were stopped and detained by the police force to enter the violence-hit North 24 Parganas. A heated argument broke out between the team and police as they were stopped at Michaelnagar on the outskirts of Basirhat. The police told the delegation comprising Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh, “If you go further, there could be problem.”

Making the announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a sitting or a former Calcutta High Court Judge would be entrusted with the probe.

Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on July 3 night over a Facebook post. In the violence following the arrest of a youth, a mob attacked members of another community and damaged many shops.

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