Kalyani (WB): A Congress worker was
stabbed and left for dead by unidentified persons near his
home while a Trinamool Congress block President narrowly
escaped a bomb attack in separate incidents in Nadia district on Sunday.
Police said 34-year-old Goutam Kirtania, who is a
businessman hiring out sound equipment was stabbed near his
house in the jurisdiction of the Shatipur police station and
left for dead, but regained consciousness and was able to
Congress-run Shantipur Municipality Chairman Ajay De
alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the attack.
Shantipur CPIM zonal committee secretary Shantanu
Chakraborty denied the allegation.
The police said that it was a result of differences in
Kirtania`s family and not a political attack.
In Kotowali area under Krishnanagar-I block
unidentified men hurled bombs at the Trinamool Block President
Sailen Ghosh as he was returning from the house of Youth
Welfare Minister Ujjwal Biswas in the small hours.
Ghosh later lodged a complaint with local police
alleging DYFI members Madhab Ghosh and Surajit Ghosh and
CPI(M) activist Bangshi Ghosh were behind the attack.
Later Madhab Ghosh was arrested from home while two
others were absconding, police said.
Police later recovered an improvised fire-arm from the
home of Bangshi.