KOLKATA: A 35-year-old man was injured when two gangs clashed on Palm Avenue in the Karaya area early Wednesday morning. Police said the injured was identified as Sk Javed, a local resident. He has been admitted to a local hospital. He is said to be serious but stable. Besides the southeast division forces, a large police contingent was deployed from Lalbazar to try and bring the situation under control.
“Two local gangs — one led by Chini Gabbar and the other by Mohd Jawed — were involved in a bitter rivalry for the past several months. On Wednesday, around 1.15am, Jawed was playing carrom in a lane when Gabbar and his men arrived on bikes. Gabbar attacked Jawed and his three men. Even as a fist fight ensued, Gabbar and his associates suddenly attacked the victim with a chopper. As the victim started bleeding profusely with deep injuries on his arms, legs and stomach, the accused fled from the spot,” said an officer.
Karaya police has registered a case of attempt to murder under Section 25 (1A) of the Arms Act and is investigating the case.
Police sources said Gabbar had often been instrumental in trying to get his rivals in the area arrested.