A video of a neighborhood Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief firing a pistol on a busy road throughout a feud between two teams in Murshidabad district on Sunday afternoon, has turned viral on social media.
The chief, recognized as Asadul Sheikh is a municipal ward-level president of the TMC within the district’s Domkal city. Two individuals have been allegedly injured within the firing however native police refused to touch upon the problem until Sunday night time. Sheikh couldn’t be contacted whereas the TMC management mentioned he could be arrested.
The incident, native individuals alleged, was triggered by a dispute between two rival TMC teams over organising some outlets by the roadside. Within the video, pedestrians and three-wheelers could be seen passing by the spot the place Sheikh takes the pistol from an affiliate and fires it. “Give it to me,” he could be heard saying. Some girls will also be heard wailing within the background.
Abul Hossain, a neighborhood TMC chief whose son Johny sustained a bullet harm, mentioned, “Sheikh tried to shoot me however I grabbed the pistol and moved away. A bullet went by means of my shirt. A second bullet hit my son. Many photographs have been fired. They got here with bombs as properly.”
Abu Taher, the TMC’s district president and Lok Sabha member, mentioned, “This kind of exercise is not going to be tolerated. The police will take motion. The social gathering will take disciplinary motion as properly.”
Ashok Das, the TMC’s district coordinator mentioned, “The social gathering has nothing to do with the incident. There was a feud between two teams of individuals.”
Zafiqul Islam, chairman of the TMC-controlled Domkal municipality mentioned, “The outlets over which the 2 teams have been combating are being illegally arrange on the footpath which is authorities land.”
Bharatiya Janata Celebration state president Dilip Ghosh condemned the incident and mentioned it was a proof of lawlessness in Bengal.
In one other incident, within the Bali space of Howrah district the police on Sunday arrested Biswajoy Banerjee, a neighborhood TMC chief, for allegedly asking for defense cash from Mahesh Surekha, an actual property businessman.
Surekha is constructing a mission shut by the banks of the Hooghly River.
Surekha recorded the telephone dialog he had with Banerjee. The recording was given to the media. The accused could possibly be heard saying, “I’m stunned that you just have no idea me. Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy know me very properly.” Surekha lodged a police grievance on Friday night time.
Mukul Roy, by the way, joined the BJP in 2017.
TMC’s senior district chief and minister Arup Roy mentioned, “A person doesn’t turn into a pacesetter of the social gathering simply by claiming to be one.”
Throughout his arrest Banerjee instructed the native media that he and his members of the family are devoted followers of the chief minister. “The development is against the law. I referred to as up solely to inquire about it. The recording has been edited,” he mentioned.