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Highlights:

  • The Kolkata Police has specified charges of unlawful assembly, rioting, obstruction, using criminal force
  • Sukanta Majumdar, MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato, MP Arjun Singh are the ones booked under these charges
  • Kolkata Police filed a case against BJP’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP President Sukanta Majumder and a few other MPs

Kolkata Police filed a case against BJP’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP Bengal President Sukanta Majumder, and a few other MPs for carrying out demonstrations with a dead body of Mograhat West assembly constituency candidate, Dhurjati Saha at Kalighat near chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence.

The Kolkata Police has specified charges of unlawful assembly, rioting, obstruction, using criminal force to deter public servants from setting off their duties on BJP leaders. Sukanta Majumdar, MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato, MP Arjun Singh are the ones booked under these charges.

Dhurjati Saha who had contested the Assembly election from Mograhat West in South 24 Parganas district on a BJP ticket, was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool ‘goons’ on May 2, the day the election results were declared. Saha had suffered from a serious head injury caused due to the attack. On Wednesday, he passed away following long-term treatment. The family sought a CBI probe into Saha’s death.

The incident stirred a massive outrage on Thursday when the BJP leadership involving state unit chief Sukanta Majumdar, MP Arjun Singh, and the party’s Bhabanipur by-poll candidate Priyanka Tibrewal organized a protest with Saha’s body in front of Chief Minister Banerjee’s residence in Kalighat.

As per reports, the police tried to move the body in an attempt to avoid a breach of security, which in turn sparked tensions. When the police were trying to move the vehicle, Majumdar hurried and sat in front of the vehicle saying, “The people of West Bengal are watching. Is this democracy? See what Mamata Banerjee is doing. They are killing democracy but the police cannot stop us. We will again meet on the battlefield.”

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