'After Pulwama attack, efforts to create trouble in WB'

'After Pulwama attack, efforts to create trouble in WB'

Anuj Sharma, IG (Law and Order) of Bengal

There have been planned efforts to create law and order problems in West Bengal following the attack on CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir, Anuj Sharma, IG (Law and Order) of Bengal said on Monday.

His comments come a day after some people were heckled by mobs over their Facebook posts on the CRPF attack. 

He also said that some groups are suddenly taking out processions and entering into areas which have mixed populations (of both majority and minority communities) with the intention of creating unrest. 

“There are also efforts to spread fake news through social media with the intention of creating trouble. We have filed specific cases in this regard," he said. 

On Sunday, a Kashmiri doctor in Kolkata was threatened by a group of five to six people, who arrived at his house and asked him to leave the city. The next day, the group again threatened to harm his daughter if he did not leave. 

However, the doctor chose not to leave Kolkata after he was assured of his and his family's safety by Chairperson of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Ananya Chakraborti.

A minor girl from the Birati area in North 24 Paraganas had to flee her home for a day after being abused and threatened on social media for her Facebook post on the Pulwama attack. Her house was also allegedly vandalised. Police sources said she was "arrested" for her own safety and sent to a juvenile home. 

A school teacher in Bongaon was forced to do sit-ups in public following his social media post. A woman from Barasat in North 24 Paraganas was allegedly issued threats of gang-rape for her social media post.