THE WEST Bengal Police filed a suo motu case in opposition to BJP MLA and Chief of the Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday after he warned the police to not file “false instances” in opposition to him, and claimed to have Purba Medinipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Amarnath Ok’s telephone information.
Adhikari made the remarks in an deal with to BJP staff in Tamluk on Monday. He’s dealing with a number of probes, certainly one of which entails alleged tarpaulin theft. The police have additionally reopened an investigation into the alleged suicide of certainly one of his bodyguards in 2018.
The BJP chief warned the SP to not do something which may trigger him to be posted in Baramulla in Kashmir. Adhikari additionally reminded him that the BJP was in energy on the Centre.
“Ekta bachcha chhele SP esche. Kake ki bolchen sob aami jani. Aami onek puruno khelowar. Aami shudhu bole gelam, aapni central cadre er officer, amon kaaj korben na jaate Kashmir er Anantnag ba Baramulla an obligation korte hoye. Pishimoni, Didimoni keo bachate parbe na. Aamar kachhe protyek ta telephone, name, quantity ache. Aapnader haathe jodi rajya sarkar thake, amader hateo kendra sarkar ache. [There is this kid who has been posted here as SP. I know who you are talking to. I am an old player. I am just saying you are a central cadre officer… don’t do something for which you may get posted to Baramulla or Anantnag in Kashmir. No ‘Pishi’ or ‘Didi’ will be able to save you. I have all the call records, phone details and numbers. If you have the state government on your side, we have the central government],” the BJP chief was heard telling celebration staff.
Taking cognisance of the remarks, Amarnath stated, “He [Adhikari] has been booked underneath the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Act for violating Covid norms and addressing a gathering with greater than 50 individuals. Additionally, he made some statements on communal traces. Thus, 295 A [deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class] and a bit of the Official Secrets and techniques Act have additionally been added.”
The police have invoked the Official Secrets and techniques Act, saying the administration can conduct telephonic surveillance after legally acquiring the due clearances.
Reacting to the case in opposition to Adhikari, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh stated, “The LoP has publicly informed the police that he has the decision listing of our chief’s workplace, all of the recordings. We request Mamata Banerjee and [Diamond Harbour MP] Abhishek [Banerjee] to instantly begin an investigation and produce the entire conspiracy to gentle by the interrogation.”
The state BJP unit got here out in Adhikari’s defence. It stated if the Nandigram MLA faces motion, TMC chief Mukul Roy must also be arrested for making related feedback after becoming a member of it in 2017. Roy rejoined the ruling celebration final month.
“Suvendu Adhikari is a seasoned politician. He made the statements at a rally. If the police can lodge instances in opposition to Adhikari, then why is Mukul Roy being spared? After becoming a member of the BJP, he stated in an interview that the TMC authorities had tapped his telephones. Was that assertion true or false?” stated state BJP chief spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya.
(With PTI inputs)