BURDWAN: A member from the ruling Trinamool Congress has been arrested after he reportedly threatened to blow up a police station as police officials intervened during a student’s protest in Burdwan district of West Bengal.
President of the Raniganj block unit of Trinamool and a member of student’s wing of the party, Soumitra Bandyopadhyay reportedly said, “Don’t be scared of the police, they are servants of the government, they can’t do anything.”
The comments were reportedly uttered at the Triveni Devi Bhalotia College where students were protesting over the admission process and surrounded the office of the Principal.
Soon after the police arrived at the college, Bandyopadhyay allegedly told police that there was no problem at all and they should leave.
According to the reports, the TMC student leader also threatened to burn down the police car that had entered the college premises and blow up the local police station if their office in charge did not arrive at the college in five minutes.
Booked for hate speech, Bandyopadhyay will be produced before the court today.
Following the chaos, the students’ wing of Trinamool Congress suspended Bandopadhyay in the evening, Asansol TMC leader V Shivdasan said.
Bandopadhyay was arrested later in the evening after the police lodged a case against him at Raniganj police station for obstructing public servants from discharging his duty.
(With Agency Inputs)