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Police disperse BJP workers in Kolkata protesting over attack on Babul Supriyo

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 17:06 IST

Kolkata [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Police had to resort to a baton charge on Bharatiya Janata Party workers protesting against a recent TMC attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo in Asansol.

"They baton charged us for no reason. The police behaved really bad with us," said one angry protester.

Supriyo on Tuesday was attacked with brick stones allegedly by TMC workers in Asanol when he was on his way to police station to protest against arrest of some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.

On his official Twitter account, Supriyo accused TMC Minister Malay Ghatak of scheming the attack.

" TMC MIN Malay Ghatak's goons inflicted this injury on my 'chest'' with a solid brick thrown 'FROM A DISTANCE"-Cowards (sic)," he said.

A video footage of the incident that has surfaced shows a violent mob attacking Supriyo's convoy. During the scuffle, one of the BJP party workers was also thrashed and his clothes ripped off.

The mob pelted stones and thrashed party workers in presence of police officials.

"Someone caught this moment on camera!!!!! That big a stone thrown from a distance-COWARDs! I don't back off in front of goons of Malay Ghatak," he tweeted. (ANI)