Kolkata: Tripura Police on Sunday arrested actor and Trinamool Congress leader Saayoni Ghosh on charges of promoting enmity between people, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.An FIR was also registered against her at the East Agartala Police Station for allegedly disturbing a municipal poll rally of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at Ashram Chowmuhani area here on Saturday.
On the charges of trying to promote enmity between group of people and attempt to murder, police said that they have found “preliminary evidence”
Speaking to reporters, West Tripura Additional SP Jagadish Reddy said: “We received a complaint against her and summoned her for interrogation. After recording the statement of witnesses, we found evidence that she had involvement in connection with the case registered under Sections 153, 153A, 307 and 120B of the IPC. So, we have arrested her. We shall produce her before the court.
On the charges of trying to promote enmity between groups of people and attempt to murder, the official said the police have found “preliminary evidence”. Four other people were present in the vehicle along with Ghosh on Saturday evening, he said, adding that police were trying to arrest them.
Her colleagues from the TMC, on the other hand, claimed that she was being framed in a “false case” as part of a premeditated conspiracy.
However, while Ghosh was being interrogated inside the police station, a group of miscreants assembled nearby and launched an attack in which two people sustained injuries, police said. West Tripura Additional SP Reddy said a suo motu FIR will be lodged in the incident.
Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged the attack was perpetrated by BJP-backed goons.
Reacting to allegations of political violence, Tripura BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said, “Trinamool Congress isn’t even our opponent here (in Tripura). None of our activists attacked them. These are baseless allegations. The TMC activists should restrain themselves from using unwelcome words as well.”
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