Amid charges by the ruling Trinamool Congress that he’s instigating violence in Hooghly and North 24 Parganas districts, BJP MP Arjun Singh on Saturday claimed that he was “forcibly” stopped on thanks to Amdanga to satisfy the family of two party supporters who were “killed in firing”.
In a tweet on Saturday, the MP from Barrackpore said, “The West Bengal police and govt has again stopped my car while on thanks to amdanga….Two brothers Arup Mondal Swarup Mondal of amdanga are shot and killed by service revolver of Santosh Patra constable. i used to be on thanks to meet the family.”
A senior policeman said, Mr Singh was stopped because the situation within the area in North 24 Parganas district was “not conducive” for his visit. the 2 brothers were killed during a clash over a plot of land at Tentulia village in Amdanga area on Friday night, he said. A manhunt was on to seek out those involved within the incident, the police said.
On Friday, Mr Singh had sent a letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleging that attempts were being made by the state police to “assassinate” him and his family under the “pretext of crossfire”.
In the letter, Mr Singh urged the governor to ask the state for instituting a departmental probe against the officers involved within the alleged conspiracy.
Trinamool Congress sources described the allegations as “politically motivated” and a “bunch of lies”. The MP also alleged within the letter that an Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP)-rank officer “accompanied by 35 of his associates” came to his office-cum-residence at Bhatpara on May 14 evening under the pretext of serving notice on two members of his family, including a lady, to seem as witnesses during a case.