Trinamool: Tripura Police Arrest President of West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress Saayoni Ghosh


Ahead of the November 25 municipal elections, police in Tripura arrested the president of the West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress, Saayoni Ghosh.

Police in Tripura charged Saayoni under various IPC provisions, including murder and provocation with intent to riot.

West Tripura District Additional (Urban) Police Superintendent B. Jagadeswar Reddy said Ghosh would be brought to court on Monday and police are looking for four of his attendants to be arrested.

BJP workers were also arrested for causing a ruckus in the police station where Ghosh was being held.

Reddy stated that five provisions of the Indian Penal Code which include 153 (provocation with intent to riot), 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 307 (Attempted murder), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and 120 (Concealment of attempt to commit an offense) are slapped on the leader of the TMC.

On Sunday morning, Ghosh was called to the Eastern Women’s Police Station after an FIR was filed against her.

While the head of the TMC was at the Eastern Women’s Police Station, a large number of BJP employees created noise and confusion, and the police had to disperse them. TMC claimed that several party members were injured.

TMC alleged that their vehicle, party members and candidates were attacked in various locations.

Sushmita Dev, member of TMC’s Rajya Sabha, said that despite directives from the Supreme Court, police remained a silent spectator when BJP workers regularly attacked candidates, workers and their homes.

The BJP accused TMC of creating lawlessness in the state. Party spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said Trinamool brought large numbers of people from West Bengal and Assam for public meetings.