An IPS officer and two other police personnel were injured when bombs were hurled at them during an anti-CAA procession in Sankrail of West Bengal's Howrah district on Tuesday.

Howrah: Police personnel patrol a street after violence broke out as angry protesters burnt vehicles during a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019, in West Bengal's Howrah on Dec 14, 2019. Violent protests against the new citizenship law spread to more areas in West Bengal on Saturday as mobs torched buses, set afire railway property and blockaded road and rail disrupting train and vehicular movement.IANS

Deputy Commissioner (headquarters), Howrah police commissionerate, Ajit Singh Yadav was among the injured, officials said.

Sources said the demonstration was on since the afternoon in Purba Para of South Sankrail.

Demonstrators hurl bombs

Personnel form Sankrail police station went to the spot and tried to pacify the demonstrators, who hurled bombs at the security forces in the evening, injuring the three cops.

The police then went for a baton charge, which further infuriated the protestors, who started raining stones and bottles at the lawkeepers.

Some other policemen also sustained minor injuries.

The injured were taken to the Sankrail police station for preliminary treatment.

The area was tense with the streets deserted except for the police personnel on patrol duty.