West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: EC to file FIR against BJP leader Locket Chatterjee

The Election Commission will file a police case against actor-turned-BJP leader Locket Chatterjee for threatening the presiding officer of a booth in West Bengal's Birbhum district.

Kolkata: The Election Commission will file a police case against actor-turned-BJP leader Locket Chatterjee for threatening the presiding officer of a booth in West Bengal's Birbhum district.

"A case is being initiated against her (Chatterjee) for being discourteous to a public servant and obstructing him from discharging his duty," Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dibyendu Sarkar said.

The case will be filed based on the complaint by the presiding officer, he added.

Chatterjee threatened the presiding officer of a booth in her constituency Mayureswar, which went to the polls in the second phase on April 17 and alleged that he had allowed rigging.

She had asked her party workers to record the confrontation on their mobile phones.

Yesterday the poll panel had also ordered filing of two FIRs against Trinamool strongman Anubrata Mondal in Birbhum district for venturing out of his constituency despite warning and for going to cast his vote sporting TMC's election symbol on his kurta.  

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