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BJP accuses Kolkata IPS officer of molesting its Bhabanipur candidate, writes to ECI Priyanka Tibrewal | Molestation charge
Screengrab from a video published by BJP WB Chief Sukanta Majumdar on Facebook

BJP accuses Kolkata IPS officer of molesting its Bhabanipur candidate, writes to ECI

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Sep 2021, 09:44 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday wrote to the Election Commission of India (ECI) alleging that its Bhabanipur bypoll candidate Priyanka Tibrewal was molested and assaulted by Kolkata Police's Deputy Commissioner (South Division), IPS Akash Magharia, during an agitation near West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence on Thursday.

In the letter, BJP alleged that the party's newly appointed state president Sukanta Majumdar, and MPs Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato and Arjun Singh were also assaulted by police when they were staging demonstration near Mamata's home with the body of a partyman who had died allegedly in an incident related to post-poll violence.

The BJP has also asked the ECI to remove Akash Magharia from all election related duties.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Police have already registered a suo-moto FIR against Sukanta Majumdar and others for holding the protest without taking prior permission from the local administration.