BJP MP Roopa Ganguly detained while on her way to violence-hit Basirhat
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly was detained along with others while on her way to violence-hit Basirhat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas. Photograph: (ANI)
BJP's member of parliament Roopa Ganguly along with other leaders were today detained by the West Bengal Police while on their way to Basirhat which has been on the boil because of communal tensions.
The police also prevented teams from the Left and the Congress party from visiting the violence-hit area.
Tension in the violence-hit area of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district flared up again on Thursday. Police had to lathicharge protesters who were blocking a road.
One person, who had been injured and admitted to the hospital, died after three days.
Reports said he had died in a Kolkata hospital, where he had been brought from Basirhat on Tuesday in critical condition.
Basirhat has been tense since Monday over a facebook post by a boy which led to clashes between two communities.