"The incident occurred a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, speaking at a rally, vowed to avenge the insult inflicted by the EC when it ordered the state government to transfer eight officials."
Kolkata, April 11 - All four Trinamool Congress activists including a West Bengal minister's son-in-law, accused of assaulting poll officials in Malda district, were arrested Friday.

The Election Commission Friday confirmed the arrest of all the accused named in the police complaint.

The director general of police, West Bengal, has sent his compliance report and informed the commission that all the accused who were named in FIR have been arrested, EC director Dhirendra Ojha told IANS.

Police sources in Malda district said Welfare Minister Sabitri Mitra's son-in-law Soumyadwip Sarkar, who allegedly beat up the officials when they objected to a large motorbike rally being taken out without police permission in support of the party's candidate from Malda South, Moajjim Hussain, was nabbed during the day.

The three others arrested are Jamal Khan, Motiur Rehman and Muklesur Rehman.

Two other people, whose name did not figure in the FIR filed in the case, were arrested Thursday. They were given bail in the assault case, but remanded to two days police custody by a district court for obstructing police personnel from discharging their duties.

The incident happened in Manikchak area in the district, with the officials trying to enforce the prohibitory orders on motorbike rally.

As soon as the officials protested, several Trinamool activists assaulted them.

Though he was caught on camera, Hussain denied his presence at the site.

The Election Commission had sought a detailed report from the West Bengal police chief.

The panel Thursday received the report from the district administration and two first information reports - were filed on the same day regarding the assault on officials and unauthorised bikes.

The incident occurred a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, speaking at a rally, vowed to avenge the insult inflicted by the EC when it ordered the state government to transfer eight officials.

Earlier, the block development officer of Habra in North 24 Parganas district alleged that he was assaulted and insulted by the Trinamool activists for removing Banerjee's banners and posters. In Howrah, an election team was attacked by Trinamool workers for removing the party flags.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 WEST BENGAL (57835 views)
 KOLKATA (37651 views)
 DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE (11041 views)
 FIRST INFORMATION REPORT (8331 views)
 HOWRAH (5801 views)
 NSF (5301 views)
 SARKAR (4921 views)
 TRINAMOOL (4301 views)
 24 PARGANAS (4117 views)
 ORDE (4061 views)
 STATE GOVERNMENT (3881 views)
 BLOCK DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (3660 views)
 BANERJEE (4041 views)
 HUSSAIN (3561 views)
 WEST BENGAL POLICE (3123 views)
 POLICE CUSTODY (2991 views)
 PERMISSION (2451 views)
 REHMAN (2331 views)
 PROHIBITORY ORDER (1561 views)
 OJHA (1411 views)
 SOUMYA (936 views)
 24 PARGANAS DISTRICT (21 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002322580
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.