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Army Flag March In Deganga, Bengal After Communal Clashes

Kolkata :  Army jawans staged flag marches at Deganga in North 24 Parganas district even as stray clashes were reported from elsewhere in the district on Wednesday. Two columns of army jawans, deployed on Tuesday
PTI September 08, 2010 18:18 IST
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Kolkata :  Army jawans staged flag marches at Deganga in North 24 Parganas district even as stray clashes were reported from elsewhere in the district on Wednesday.

Two columns of army jawans, deployed on Tuesday night to restore peace at the request of civil administration, staged flag marches this morning in some areas of Deganga after police and paramilitary failed to contain violence, police said.

"Army is still at Deganga and they staged flag marches," District Magistrate Vinod Kumar told PTI over phone.

One person was killed and 25 others, including a DSP and seven policemen, were injured in the violence on Tuesday after several places of worship were desecrated following clashes between two groups, police said.  Several houses, shops were ransacked while four vehicles and two police vans also torched. "The situation is still tense, but under control," official sources said, adding that EFR personnel were still deployed in the area.

District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rahul Srivastava is still camping at Deganga.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were still in force in the area. However curfew was not imposed, they said. PTI