Kolkata : New Bengal BJP Chief Sukanta Majumdar and two other party leaders booked by police for protests with dead body of a party worker near Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s home in Kolkata yesterday. Case has also been filed against Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP’s candidate for the September 30 bypoll in Bhabanipur that Mamata Banerjee has to win to stay Chief Minister.
Clashes between Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP have escalated in the run-up to the bypolls. Both sides have blamed each other.
Kolkata Police has registered a ‘suo moto’ case against BJP Chief Sukanta Majumdar and other party leaders for protesting with body of BJP Leader Dhurjati Saha near Cheif Minister’s home at one of the busiest parts of Kolkata, Kalighat.
#Breaking| Kolkata Police registers case against BJP’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal, Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumder, MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato, MP Arjun Singh & others after they protested with dead body of Mograhat (W) candidate, Dhurjati Saha at Kalighat (1/2)— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) September 24, 2021
The case has been registered against BJP Chief Sukanta Majumdar, and other party leaders, including Arjun Singh, Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato, and Priyanka Tibrewal. The FIR is registered under sections 143, 147, and 283 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). on this Majumdar said, “We expect nothing different from the partial police.”
Trinamool leader Firhad Hakim denounced on BJP’s allegations and said: “The police will do its job, the law will take its course, we have nothing to do with all this. There are no takers for the BJP’s politics with dead bodies.”
According to police officials they were leading to a crematorium from their party office for Dhurjati Saha’s last rites, when the flower-bedecked hearse suddenly took a detour through Harish Chatterjee Street, a part of the poll-bound Bhabanipur assembly constituency. Policemen threw a cordon and guard rails to stop the protest, forcing its driver to change direction, Majumder was running behind the carrier. He then sat in the middle of the road in front of the TMC supremo’s residence, with supporters raising slogans against the ruling party, as the hearse moved forward. BJP lawmaker Arjun Singh and the party’s candidate for Bhabanipur by-elections, Priyanka Tibrewal, were also seen protesting against the police action.