TMC claims police beat up Mamata`s uncle

Trinamool Congress workers have alleged that police attacked party chief Mamata Banerjee`s uncle after the party won a school body election in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.

Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 11:31 AM IST

Suri (WB): Trinamool Congress workers have
alleged that police attacked party chief Mamata Banerjee`s
uncle after the party won a school body election in West
Bengal`s Birbhum district.

However, denying the allegation, police said the party
workers attacked policemen and detained them inside the school
complex.

Trinamool Congress MLA Ashish Banerjee claimed that in
retaliation to party workers` attack on police for resorting
to a lathicharge, police went to the home of Banerjee`s uncle
Anil Mukherjee last night and beat him up with lathis.

Subdivisional Police Officer Sumanta Hira denied the
allegation.

He said there was tension throughout the day on Sunday at
the election for six seats at the Guardian`s Committee at the
High School at Kusumba.

There were scuffles prior to the election which was
contested separately by Congress, Trinamool Congress and
CPI(M), leading to tension, the SPDO said.

After the Trinamool Congress won all six seats, its
workers attacked the police alleging that they had made a
lathicharge and detained policemen inside the school, he said,
adding, police went to the school at night and freed their
personnel.

Trinamool Congress MLA Ashish Banerjee, however,
claimed, "Since we won the election without a jote (alliance),
the police went to the home of our chief`s uncle at night and
beat him up with lathis, injuring him."

PTI