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'GOLI MAAR DETA': TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in BIG trouble, dragged to court over remark

Zee News 29-09-2022 Zee News
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Kolkata: Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee has landed in big trouble over his "shot in the head" comments on BJP's 'Nabanna Abjijan' protest march against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal on September 13. BJP's state president in West Bengal and party Lok Sabha member Sukanta Majumdar has dragged him to court by filing a petition against the TMC MP. Majumdar said that initially he tried to file an FIR, but the police refused to file the case, so he was left with no other option but to approach the court.

During the march, pockets in Kolkata and adjacent Howrah district turned into virtual battlefields in which one assistant commissioner of Kolkata Police, Debjit Chatterjee was hospitalised and had to be admitted to the state-run SSKM Medical College & Hospital with broken limbs.

A day after that Abhishek Banerjee went to the hospital to meet the injured police officer and after that while interacting with the mediapersons, he said that "had he been in place of the assistant commissioner on the day of the agitation he would have shot in the head of agitators resorting to the ransacking of public property."

On Thursday, Majumdar personally appeared in the court and sought judicial intervention so that police file the FIR in the matter. "A public representative cannot publicly make such comments and the police cannot remain silent on it," he said.

Ridiculing the development, Trinamool Congress`s Rajya Sabha member, Santanu Sen said that these were reflections of the BJP`s political bankruptcy. "Being rejected by the people, the BJP leaders are taking refuge in the court and the central agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate to tinker with our leaders," he said.

On September 27, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court`s Chief Justice Rajasekhar Manta and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj directed the West Bengal government to refrain from further unnecessary arrests and harassment of any individual in connection with the BJP`s march to the state secretariat of Nabanna against corruption issues on September 13. The next hearing in the matter is scheduled on October 31.

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