Anti-CAA protests in Bengal turned violent on Saturday. Image credit: Bhaskar Live
Anti-CAA protests in Bengal turned violent on Saturday. Image credit: Bhaskar Live

Train and bus services in West Bengal were hit as the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent and protesters torched buses and railway properties in various places.

Roads were blocked in several places bringing vehicular traffic to a grinding halt.

Reportedly, equipment of the Eastern Railways kept at Beldanga station of Murshidabad district was set on fire by the protesters.

They also torched a fire brigade engine and pelted stones on security personnel and police.

Violent protests were also reported from Suti area of the district where three state-owned buses were vandalised on Saturday morning.

One of the buses was set on fire as well after the protestors forced out the passengers.

The NH-34 in Raghunathganj was blocked by burning tyres, which caused inconvenience to the general public.

In Raghunathganj, the National Highway 34 was blocked for three hours at Talai More as protestors burnt tyres on the road.

Basudevpur halt station was also torched by protesters who raised anti-CAA and anti-NRC slogans.

Protesters also squatted on the railway tracks at Poradanga, Jangipur and Farakka stations and Bauria and Nalpur stations of South Easter Railway in Howrah district.

Movement of trains between Lalgola and Palashi stations were affected due to this.

In Sankrail station under South Eastern Railway station, the ticket counter was set ablaze as protesters continued to obstruct railway tracks and blocking vehicular traffic.


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