By Rajesh Saha: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday announced rewards for information that will lead to the arrest of seven people accused in the Ekbalpur violence that occurred in West Bengal’s Kolkata last year.
According to sources, the seven accused have been on the run ever since the NIA took over the investigation of the case. The probe agency has already searched multiple locations in the state, including Murshidabad, Birbhum and Malda, to nab the accused.
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The NIA suspects that the seven accused are hiding in some other state or Bangaldesh, due to which the agency has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh per accused that will be given to any person who can give credible information about the suspects that will lead to their arrest. The identity of the informer will be kept confidential.
The NIA has shared photos and details of the accused:
On October 9 last year, clashes broke out between two communities in the jurisdiction of Ekbalpore police station in Kolkata after religious flags put up for Milad un-Nabi were allegedly torn down.
A number of cops got stuck in the middle of the fight between the two groups and at least nine police personnel, including two IPS officers, sustained injuries while trying to quell the clashes.