Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government of West Bengal for 'conspiring' to save the alleged culprit, who is a TMC MP's son, after he was arrested by Kolkata police in connection with the IAF corporal hit-and-run case.
"This becomes the responsibility and accountability of the TMC Government in West Bengal as since past two days this culprit was taking a refuge under the police. Your government is conspiring to give the culprit a refuge. This raises a grave concern on TMC government," BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI.
"They must tell what the role of the government is in this episode," she added.
Kolkata Police have arrested Sambia Sohrab for driving the Audi car that hit and killed an Indian Air Force corporal during a drill in the run-up to the Republic Day parade in Kolkata last Wednesday.
Sohrab the younger son of Trinamool leader Mohammed Sohrab, was arrested on Saturday at 11:15 pm, apparently from Beckbagan area of south Kolkata from near his in laws house and brought to the police headquarters at Lal Bazar.
Footage of the incident showed the officer marching and then vanishing from the screen when a car zipped past.