A rally of Left Front, led by front Chairman Biman Basu was attacked in Sinthi area in Kolkata on Sunday morning. Trinamool goons tried to block the rally at the start. They attacked with sticks, iron rods and bricks, they even ransacked an auto rickshaw carrying microphone for the rally. Braving this initial attack, the rally marched through the streets of Sinthi. Apart from Biman Basu, others present were Md Salim, Manab Mukherjee, Rajdeo Goala, Prashanta Chatterjee and other leaders of  the Left Front. As the procession of few thousands marched ahead TMC gangs started throwing bricks and other missiles.


CPI(M) activists were injured, with some of them bleeding profusely. Women activists suffered grievous injuries. Biman Basu escaped narrowly. TMC gang continued the attack and even blocked the road with broken glasses and garbage dumps. They kept on hurling abuses on those participating in the procession in filthiest language.


All these happened in the presence of the police. Repeated requests to the police to intervene produced no results and they made no attempt to stop the attackers. Even the Deputy Police Commissioner watched this heinous attack as a mute spectator. The police even refused to treat the complaint from Left Front as an FIR. No arrest was made till Sunday night.

The Left Front has called for a statewide protest on Monday.