BJP worker burned with cigarette butts for ‘attending Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally’

A group of TMC workers allegedly tattooed "TMC" on his chest with lighted cigarette butts for attending Amit Shah's rally.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2014 8:50 pm

In West Bengal, a BJP worker was tortured with cigarette butts – allegedly by workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress – for attending BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally held on November 30.

bjp-worker A group of TMC workers allegedly tattooed “TMC” on his chest with lighted cigarette butts for attending Amit Shah’s rally. (Source: Express photo by Shubham Dutta)

Vishnu Choudhury, BJP worker from Hoogly had to bear the burn on his chest as a group of TMC workers allegedly tattooed “TMC” on his chest with lighted cigarette butts.

BJP President Amit Shah addressed a rally in Kolkata on November 30. Addressing the rally,  Shah had alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast. However, government had contradicted the links as alleged by Shah.

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The district BJP moved the NHRC alleging that the worker was stripped in a closed room and subjected to physical torture by
Trinamool Congress men in Hooghly for attending saffron party President Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata on November 30.

Hooghly BJP Vice-President Swapan Paul said the district unit approached the NHRC alleging Bansberia town BJP
chief Bishnu Chowdhury was stripped and thrashed in a closed room by local TMC men on December three who sought an explanation why he had attended Shah’s rally and even ordered him to say “Mamata Banerjee zindabad”.

District TMC president Tapan Dasgupta rubbished the allegations and said BJP was resorting to cheap gimmicks to make political inroads. He also wanted to know why the BJP took so long to make the charges public after December three.

Officer-in-charge of Mogra police station Sukhomoy Chakroborty said no formal complaint was lodged by BJP about the matter and their activists came to the police station on Friday on a different issue.

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