Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) general secretary and MLA Subal Bhowmick Monday alleged that a group of Congress activists had assaulted Abhijit Mukherjee,a Congress MLA from Bengal and son of President Pranab Mukherjee at Bamutia,about 35 km from here.
Addressing a press conference here,Bhowmick said,Mukherjee had gone to Kalibazar in Bamutia area on September 6 to inaugurate a library in the name of Tripuras first chief minister Sachindra Lal Sinha and on his return,a group of Congress supporters led by Balai Goswami,also a general secretary of TPCC,stopped Mukherjee and requested him to visit the Congress office on the roadside.
As soon as he got down from the vehicle,the Congress supporters pulled him by his collar and dragged him inside the Congress office on the roadside and physically assaulted him. I was accompanying Mukherjee but could not resist them because they were more in number, he said.
All this happened before my eyes and I remained as a silent witness of the incident, Bhowmick said. Goswami and his supporters were asking Mukherjee why he came to Tripura without asking TPCC chief Sudip Roy Burman.
Bhowmick said he reported the incident to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on September 7 and demanded an inquiry and exemplary punishment against erring leaders.