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Majumdar was stopped from visiting the violence-hit areas citing law and order situation and then placed under house arrest. 

Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar, who was arrested on his way to violence-hit Howrah, has now been released by Kolkata Police

Majumdar was stopped from visiting Howrah citing law and order situation after violence broke in the district during protests on Friday against comments made on Prophet Mohammad

While internet services were snapped in Howrah on Friday, the West Bengal government on Saturday suspended internet services in parts of Murshidabad district till June 14 to stop the spread of misinformation following violence in Howrah.

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Internet services have been suspended in entire Howrah district till June 13 and a ban of gathering of more than 4 people has been imposed in several areas such as Uluberia, Domjur and Panchla till June 15.

The restrictions were imposed after protests erupted in several parts of Howrah district on Friday over controversial remarks by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal on Prophet Mohammad.

Agitators resorted to stone-pelting, setting police vehicles on fire and damaging public property during violent protests and clashes with the law enforcers in Howrah.

Fresh violence was reported in Panchla Bazaar area in Howrah district on Saturday as protesters clashed with the police and several houses were set on fire. Agitators pelted policemen with stones, injuring some of them, and also vandalised a BJP party office.

(with PTI inputs)

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