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Ten arrested for demonstrating against flyover collapse

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Kolkata: Ten persons, allegedly belonging to a Maoist frontal organisation, were arrested today for staging a demonstration against the state government holding it responsible for the Vivekananda flyover collapse, a senior police officer said.

The agitators also tried moving towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence, the officer added.

Ten members of RADICAL, a Maoist frontal organisation, including three women cadres, were demonstrating in front of Hazra crossing over alleged government negligence regarding collapse of Vivekananda flyover on Thursday, the officer said.

“They were protesting at the Hazra crossing but suddenly started to proceed towards the Chief minister’s house. They were declared to be holding unlawful assembly and were arrested,” the officer said.

Kalighat Police Station personnel arrested them under IPC sections 143, 149 and 283 as punishment for unlawful assembly, guilty of offences committed in prosecution of common object and danger or obstruction in public way respectively.

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