"Sarkar, a known face in TV channels where he has consistently criticised the various follies of the Banerjee government, said he was informed by police that four-five people travelling in his car were allegedly involved in the snatching of money and mobile phones from a truck driver in Khidrpur area of south Kolkata Wednesday."
Kolkata, July 17 - Economist Debashis Sarkar, a known critic of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's regime, Thursday alleged police harassment after officials came to his house claiming his car was involved in a crime.

Sarkar, a professor at the government-run Jhargram Raj College in West Midnapore district, met city police Joint Commissioner Rajiv Mishra complaining that he was needlessly harassed by police.

Sarkar, a known face in TV channels where he has consistently criticised the various follies of the Banerjee government, said he was informed by police that four-five people travelling in his car were allegedly involved in the snatching of money and mobile phones from a truck driver in Khidrpur area of south Kolkata Wednesday.

However, my car had never gone anywhere near Khidrpur Wednesday, he said.


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