BJP launched a state-wide protest march in the direction of the state secretariat “Nabanna”. (File)

Kolkata:

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Thursday refuted rumours that water cannons that have been used on protestors Howrah by West Bengal police personnel had some chemical substances in it.

“No chemical was utilized in cannon water, it’s incorrect data. The intent globally to make use of colored water is to establish an individual submit dispersal for additional essential motion as per the regulation if required,” Mr Bandyopadhyay informed ANI.

Addressing a press meet in Kolkata, the chief secretary stated {that a} whole of 89 individuals have been detained within the Kolkata Police space and 24 in Howrah Police space and a few police personnel have sustained accidents throughout the BJP’s “Nabbano Cholo” agitation right now.

“Proof of violent incidents have been discovered, firearms recovered, policemen have been additionally attacked. 89 individuals have been detained in Kolkata Police space and 24 detained in Howrah Police space. Some police personnel have sustained accidents,” Mr Bandyopadhyay stated on the media briefing.

“The applicant final night had talked about a number of rallies and stated, every rally could have round 25,000 youth. If every rally needed to be allowed then that might have been a travesty as per the lockdown norms,” the Chief Secretary stated.

The BJP launched a state-wide protest march in the direction of the state secretariat “Nabanna” in opposition to the alleged killing of its occasion employees, and goon politics in West Bengal.

In a press convention within the nationwide capital Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated, “I’ve been informed that the water (water cannons) had some chemical in it which is why individuals have been vomiting.”

Mr Prasad additionally stated, “BJP strongly condemns barbaric therapy by Bengal Police of senior occasion leaders. We want very politely say to Mamata Ji and TMC, through the use of Police and lathis you will not reach stopping BJP’s growth. Round 1500 BJP employees have been injured.”

In Howrah, BJP employees tried to interrupt the police barricade, which was positioned to cease the protesters’ motion and set ablaze tyres. Police additionally used tear gasoline to manage the state of affairs.

BJP employees who gathered outdoors the occasion’s state headquarter in Kolkata in giant numbers for the “Nabanna Chalo” agitation, raised anti-government slogans.

On October 2, after his assembly with Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, and Nationwide occasion president JP Nadda in Delhi, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh had informed ANI that the state unit of the occasion will organise an enormous protest on October 8 relating to the corrupt and goon politics of the West Bengal authorities.