Agartala: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and Rajyasabha MP, Sushmita Deb alleged that a group of BJP sheltered goons on Sunday attacked the leaders and workers of her party on the premise of East Agartala Women’s police station when TMC leader Sayani Ghosh was brought there for interrogation.
She said, police visited the hotel where Ghosh was staying at about 12-30 PM last night and told her to report to the police station and accordingly, she went to the police station and when interrogation was on inside the police station a group of BJP sheltered goons entered there and attacked the TMC workers.
She said, since the Supreme Court passed an interim order asking police to work impartially recently, the TMC filed eleven complaints, but not a single complaint was registered, but when the ruling party filed complaints against TMC they Swung into action.
“Our candidates were beaten up; their house vandalized and despite filing complaints, no action was taken. Police here is acting in a one-sided manner”, she told reports.
A police official, who did not want to be named said, Ghosh last night while returning to the hotel by a car, a street corner gathering was being addressed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Ghosh had loudly shouted that there is not even fifty people in the gathering and she challenged that ‘Khela hobey”.
Police called her on the basis of a complaint filed by a BJP worker last night.
However, police said, some unidentified miscreants attacked some people who gathered near the East Agartala police during questioning of Sayani Ghosh, but no one was injured.
TMC West Bengal Secretary, Kunal Ghosh said, “Democracy was trampled here. It is a jungle rule prevailing in the BJP regime. If it is the face of democracy in Tripura, after returning to Kolkata, we would also recommend to our leaders to do the same thing in West Bengal”.
However, BJP spokesperson, Nabendu Bhattacharya said, “ Our karyakartas did not attack anyone from TMC ever, because we do not consider them as a political opponent to reckon with. But, I would like to remind them that they should be careful about using their words, which are unbecoming”.
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