BJP leader Supriyo accuses Bengal police of molestation
Union minister of state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babul Supriyo on Sunday accused the West Bengal police of molesting the wife of a local BJP leader in the pretext of investigating a clash between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers during Ram Navami celebrations last week. According to Supriyo, the Barakar police in Asanol Lok Sabha constituency, went to the house of BJP leader Raju Yadav on Saturday evening to investigate the clash.
“However, not finding Yadav, the policemen harassed his wife, used filthy language and even dragged her by hand. There was no woman police personnel present,” alleged the minister who staged a dharna in front of Barakar police station on Saturday night. “Most of the policemen were not in uniform. Yadav’s wife has identified the inspector-in-charge of Barakar police station, Rabindranath Dolui,” Supriyo alleged.
“Someone has also shot a video of the incident. It will be produced before senior officials,” he said. District magistrate Shashank Sethi said he has asked the police to submit a report. “We will take action after that,” he said. Anamitra Das, deputy commissioner (East), Asansol Police, said an inquiry is on into the allegation.