The Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal has asked people to be patient with the rationing system in West Bengal and not to take the law in their own hands.
The chief Minister said this following ration shop related riots in different places.
Birbhum in West Bengal continued to remain on the boil Thursday, three days after a youth was killed in police firing, as protests against corruption in the public distribution system (PDS) rocked the district.
Angry villagers set ration shops on fire, ransacked the houses of ration dealers and attacked their families in Rampurhat and Ranjnagar in the district, around 250 km from here. The villagers also looted property and food grains.
Protests were also reported from Magdagram, Kurumbad and Gabpur in the district.
The police have arrested 72 people from the district on charges of rioting and arson.