They alleged that without any evidence, Delhi-based NGO, Mission Netaji, was claiming that Gumnami Baba from Faizabad was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They said the NGO is running a “sinister campaign” to taint Netaji’s image and urged the Centre to release all the Intelligence Bureau (IB) files on Bose.
The comments from the CM came in the wake of a series of attacks against Kashmiris living in various parts of the state by mobs after the Pulwama terror strike on February 14. A group of shawl traders from Kashmir were targeted in Kolkata on Sunday night and another was severely beaten up in Nadia’s Taherpur area.
Police said rumours of a child-lifter had been making the rounds in Tikiapara for over a week. When people saw the woman in the area, some of them allegedly spread word that she was the kidnapper, following which a large mob gathered and attacked her.
TMC’s Mithun Tikadar, the councillor of ward number 20 in Budge Budge municipality, on Tuesday said he had clearly identified the two people who shot at him. The shooting occurred when he was at the party office, following which he was admitted to a private hospital, said police.
Outgoing city police chief Rajeev Kumar, who has been in the centre of a controversy over the CBI questioning him in chit fund scam case, has been posted as ADG & IGP of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Chitradeep Som, a 36-year-old history teacher, said the school forced him to quit for his February 15 post, questioning the logic behind hailing the jawans as martyrs "as they were just doing their duty".
When Majumdar reached the spot, he saw loud music being played at a kirtan (religious programme) event at a temple near Patharghata High School. There is a ban on use of loudspeakers at that time of night, especially with exams going on, said police.
“This is being done to ensure no such incident takes place in future. It’s a preventive measure. Police stations have been alerted. If they hear any complaints, which can lead to such incident, they must take action,” said a senior police officer.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Ghosh said, “This investigation has reached a sensitive point where the names of many influential people have cropped up. I feel I must be provided security because I could be anybody’s target at any time.”