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Nandigram: Firing, bomb throwing continue
April 28, 2007 18:09 IST
Clashes between activists of Communist Party of India-Marxist and an anti-land acquisition group continued for the second consecutive day on Saturday at Nandigram in East Midnapore district.
Bombs were thrown and guns were fired at Tulaghata area of Nandigram when a PTI correspondent was present there.
Clashes between the ruling party and Trinamool Congress-backed Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee had occurred at Bhangaberia area on Friday.
Nandigram has been in the spotlight in view of resistance against West Bengal government's move to acquire agriculture land for setting up industries.
Meanwhile, local CPI legislator Ilias Mohammed, who was allegedly assaulted by Trinamool Congress supporters on Friday, led a rally and held a public meeting on Saturday to protest against it.
The MLA alleged Trinamool supporters brandished a gun and snatched away his mobile phone, Rs 500 in cash and a packet of cigarettes.
He has lodged an FIR on the incident.