An FIR has been lodged against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a police station here, alleging that she instigated voters to gherao central forces and that, in turn, led to the incident of firing in Sitalkuchi and the subsequent death of four persons.
Siddique Ali Mia, the zilla president of BJP’s minority cell in Cooch Behar, cited the TMC supremo’s comments during a rally in Banerswar area as he filed a complaint on Wednesday claiming that her address provoked people to attack CISF personnel during the fourth phase of state elections. He attached a video clip of Mamata's speech in his complaint at Mathabhanga police station.
Villagers, after being provoked by such provocative statements of the TMC supremo, tried to snatch fire arms of the deployed paramilitary forces, Mia said.
“The said villagers including women launched attack upon the paramilitary forces with the intention of causing bodily injury, knowing it to be likely to cause death of the deployed paramilitary forces,” he wrote in the FIR.
The BJP leader, when contacted, said he would launch a massive protest demanding the chief minister’s arrest, if the police “sit idle” on the FIR in the next few days.“She is solely responsible for the death of those four people. She is answerable to all the voters of our district,” Mia stated.
At least four persons died outside a polling booth in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency on April 10 when CISF personnel opened fire in “self defence” allegedly after coming under attack from locals.