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Kolkata Cong man ‘attacked’ over wall writing

KOLKATA: A Congress employee eager about writing graffiti for Kolkata South Congress candidate Mita Chakraborty used to be allegedly assaulted through greater than 15 Trinamool supporters at a Kasba neighbourhood. The Congress staged a protest against alleged police state of no activity in arresting the culprits, even because the leaders made up our minds to manner the election commission.

This is the primary reported police case of a Congress supporter being attacked within the city.

The sufferer, Tarun Kanti Halder, alleged he used to be threatened and attacked with iron rods whilst he used to be whitewashing a wall round 10.30pm on Friday on South Bosepukur Road. He claimed the attackers extensively utilized obscene language. “The attackers all of a sudden began to hit him within the face and chest. There used to be no argument... he used to be caught off guard,” said a Congress supporter, Subal Adhikary, who claimed to be a witness. Congress workers claimed to be worried of further attacks as some Trinamool supporters had allegedly threatened both Congress and CPM workers within the run-up to the polls, Haldar claimed ahead of police however may now not produce any proof. “We worked for our birthday party in spite of threats. We organised meetings and rallies. When goons threatened people, we put up resistance,” Adhikary told TOI.

Halder, hailing from Jahura Bazar house, used to be discharged from clinic after initial treatment, claimed police.

The Trinamool, on the other hand, refuted the allegation and said the opposition used to be cooking up stories, observing an coming near near defeat. The police, that have registered a case underneath sections 324 and 506, said they had known three of the accused.

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