Kolkata: Union minister Mukul Roy`s son
Subhrangsu Roy, who is absconding after being booked on
charges of assaulting EC officials, can contest the upcoming
polls unless he was proved a convict, a top West Bengal
electoral officer said on Friday.
"Raids have been continuing under SP and ASP of the
North 24-Paraganas district to trace him," Sunil Kumar Gupta
To a query, he said that Roy would be able to contest
the polls unless he was proved a convict. Roy is the Trinamool
Congress candidate from Bijpur.
The Election Commission on Tuesday had filed an FIR at
Bijpur police station against Roy and 10 others on the charge
of assaulting members of a team appointed by the election
authority when it went there to erase wall writings on public
and private buildings.
The EC later suspended inspector in-charge Partha
Pratim Roy for failing to arrest the offender.