5 injured as rival BCL men clash
BCL rival groups in Govternment Sundarban College in the city clashed yesterday leaving at least five activists wounded.
The clash marred the cultural function organised to welcome the freshers.
As the situation was boiling up, the authorities declared the college closed today.
Witnesses said the groups led by BCL college unit and former VP of the college clashed for control of the dais and cultural function. The rivals chased each other with brickbats and sticks for about two hours from 11 am that spilled over to the roads in the area.
Panic stricken people ran for shelter while shops pulled down the shutters.
Principal Dipak Kumar Dham said the cultural function was immediately cancelled because of clash by BCL rival groups.
The college will remain closed till Sunday. Further action will be taken at a meeting of teachers fallowing discussion on the of the prevailing situation, he said.