Bengal announces judicial probe into Basirhat violence

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Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into the communal violence in North 24 Parganas district’s Basirhat sub-division.

Making the announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a sitting or a former Calcutta High Court Judge would be entrusted with the probe.

Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on July 3 night over a Facebook post. In the violence following the arrest of a youth, a mob attacked members of another community and damaged many shops.

–IANS

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