Cong cries vendetta on Adhir’s chargesheet in murder case

Union minister of state Adhir Chowdhury,against whom a chargesheet has been filed in a 2011 murder case Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:September 29, 2013 2:54 am

Union minister of state Adhir Chowdhury,against whom a chargesheet has been filed in a 2011 murder case Sunday,said the move smacks of ruling party’s vindictiveness. Speaking to The Sunday Express over the phone,he said the TMC was trying its best to break into Congress bastion Murshidabad.

“I am not surprised,we have seen this before. The TMC had tried everything to break the stronghold of Congress in Murshidabad,” said Chowdhury. A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued Friday against Chowdhury and Saturday,he was chargesheeted by the police in a Murshidabad court.

The chargesheet filed before a court in Berhampore alleged that Chowdhury conspired in TMC worker Kamal Sheikh’s murder at Golabazar in 2011. Chowdhury added the TMC is targeting him with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections.

“If you carry out a survey at the Murshidabad jail,you will find that 90 per cent of the prisoners are of the Congress. They all have been framed. The CM has no case against me. She is perhaps envious that I have been handed over the Railway ministry and is trying to taint my image ahead of the the Lok Sabha and Municipal elections,” he said.

He clarified he was not absconding as is being

reported.

“I will be back on October 1,” he said.

Reacted sharply to the charge sheet against Adhir,the Congress has termed it “manufactured”.

Senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan,at a press conference,said: “We are disappointed over the

vindictive attitude of the government. The TMC government is duplicating whatever the CPM has done during its reign. Implicating in false cases is just one of the atrocities of the government. The chargesheet has been manufactured by the government.”

Sending out a a warning to Mamata Banerjee,he said she has forgotten the fate of former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.

“People rejected Buddhadeb. The TMC,too,will face the same consequences if it does not mend its ways,” he said.

Calling the present regime a “Tughlaq rule”,he said the Congress would protest in a democratic way for two days beginning Saturday.

“We will put up protests,rallies and demonstrations in different parts of the city and gherao many police stations of the state. We would,however,keep in mind the ensuing festive season and ensuring people are not inconvenienced,” he said. He added state Congress president Pradeep Bhattacharya would decide on what else needed to be done once he returns to the city.

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