A BJP delegation led by MP Roopa Ganguly was detained by police near Michael Nagar area when they were on their way to riot-hit Baduria area in North 24 Parganas district.
Ms Ganguly and 19 party leaders were detained by the police close to the airport. After being detained, the BJP team was brought to the Airport police station. "We told the delegation that they will not be allowed to go to Baduria, as per the decision of the administration.The situation is still tense, that is why nobody is being allowed to go there.
"But they were adamant and said either they will court arrest or will proceed forward. So we had to detain them," a senior police officer of Bidhanagar police Commissionerate said.
Michael Nagar is within the limits of Bidhanagar Police Commissionerate.
Earlier in the day, two teams of the Left and the Congress, scheduled to visit the riot-hit areas of Baduria were also stopped by the police, citing law and order situation.