Violence erupted at the Tata Motors plant site in Singur on Sunday when police fired rubber bullets and teargas at Krishi Jami Rakhsha Committee activists when they hurled bombs and brickbats in a bid to enter the area.
Police sources said in Kolkata that activists of the Committee, who gathered at Bajemelia for a "law violation" program tried to break a police cordon in a bid to proceed to the Tata Motors' site.
After jostling with police, the activists hurled bombs and brickbats in a bid to break the cordon. Police then fired two teargas shells and one rubber bullet and carried out baton-charge to disperse the crowd.A police official said several arrests were made but did not immediately provide figures. The incident came against the backdrop of plans to hold an all-party meeting on May 24 to restore peace in Nandigram.