On August 1, local residents of DVC more of Durgapur blocked NH2 to protest against the high handedness and illegitimate acts of Civic Police Volunteers of Durgapur. The locals alleged that the traffic police kiosk at Durgapur’s DVC more on NH2 is mostly occupied by an insurance agent, who orders the two CPVF personnel present at DVC more to indiscriminately stop vehicles and those without valid insurance papers are forced to do on the spot insurance.
Yesterday after inaugurating the exploration and production office of Essar in Durgapur for its CBM operations at WEBEL IT Park near Durgapur’s Gandhi More, commerce and industry minister Mr. Partha Chetterjee advised industrialists to win hearts before setting up projects in an area and hire workers from among the residents. This has surprised many.
Raniganj near Durgapur witnessed violent protest by locals after the rape of a class VI girl by two well Trinamool Congress supporters who are reported to be close to the Raniganj MLA, Sohrab Ali. Initial inaction by the police to lodge an FIR against the two accused TMC supporters ignited the violent protest.