Bardhaman (WB): A Trinamool Congress candidate
was on Tuesday attacked allegedly by CPI(M) cadres while he
was campaigning in Raina Assembly constituency in Burdwan
The incident took place just a day after a TMC candidate
was attacked and one party activist killed in the same
Trinamool Congress candidate for the Raina seat Nepal
Chandra Ghorai today lodged an FIR with the police alleging he
was attacked by CPI(M) activists led by Haripada Santra while
he was campaigning at Methopara at around 10.00 am.
Ghorai claimed that 10 of his supporters were injured when
Santra and other CPI(M) activists attacked them with lathis
and other sharp edged weapons.
In the FIR lodged with the Madhavdighi police station
Ghorai has named 12 CPI(M) leaders, including Santra for
attacking him and his supporters.
District Magistrate Omkar Singh Meena said he has ordered
that the Central paramilitary forces be deployed in the area.
The Officer-in-Charge of the Madhavdinghi police station
has rushed to the area along with Central paramilitary
Yesterday, a Trinamool Congress activist was killed when he
tried to save party candidate for Jamuria Assembly
constituency Prabhat Chhatypadhyay from a band of assailants
led by a local coal mafia at Barul village.
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Jamuria police station, Asit
Mandal was suspended in connection with yesterday`s killing of
the Trinamool Congress activist.
The DM also said that departmental proceedings have been
initiated against the suspended ASI.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to visit Jamuria
in the district today to participate in a protest rally.