TMC leader arrested on charge of abusing EC

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was arrested in the city today for allegedly abusing the Election Commission during polls.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was arrested in the city today for allegedly abusing the Election Commission during polls.

TMC leader Anwar Khan from the Cossipore area was caught on camera allegedly speaking to partymen over his mobile phone and asking them to "hit the EC on its face with a shoe" this morning.

Following this, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta called up Kolkata Police Commissioner Soumen Mitra to arrest Khan, who was already under police surveillance owing to his "influence" in the Cossipore-Belgachia constituency where polling was held today.

The TMC leader had, however, managed to flee.

A team of police, led by DC North Subhankar Singha Sarkar, went to Cossipore and led a search operation at several places, including his house but failed to arrest him which forced Kolkata Police to announce him as "absconding".

Later, acting on a tip-off police finally nabbed Khan from Dumdum area, which is close to his residence.