Case against Bengal BJP chief

Wednesday 29th September 2021 07:09 EDT

Hours after top BJP leaders held a protest demonstration near Mamata Banerjee's home at Kalighat with a dead body in a hearse, Kolkata police filed a case against the new Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar and three other BJP leaders including two BJP MPs Arjun Singh and Jyotirmoy Mahato as well as the BJP candidate for Bhabanipur Priyanka Tibrewal. One of the sections in the case is non-bailable: Section 353, for obstructing public servants from discharging their duty. Sukanta dismissed the case, calling it the handiwork of a partial, politically motivated police, and said the police "misbehaviour" with sitting MPs could be grounds to move a privilege motion against the officer in Lok Sabha. The "misbehaviour" with the Bhabanipur candidate, he said, was equivalent to "sexual harassment".  

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