Cattle theft triggers clashes in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district

Jalpaiguri: At least seven policemen, including Dhupguri police station in-charge, were injured during a clash with locals at Jhumur area of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district today.

Irate locals clashed with the police following a cattle theft case in the area, police said.

During the clash, seven policemen, including the Dhupguri police station IC, Jugal Chandra Biswas, were injured while the locals set ablaze two vehicles.

To control the situation, police fired ten rounds in the area to disburse them.

Later the locals, alleging inaction on the part of police following frequent cattle theft cases, blocked National Highway 31 for three hours.

The situation has now been brought under control. (PTI)