Police lodged a suo motu case against West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Chowdhury on charges of threatening a government employee and restricting him from executing his duty.
It was learnt that the case has been initiated in connection with Chowdhury’s speech in a rally at Behrampore Textile College More on November 14. While addressing the rally, Chowdhury claimed that the District Magistrate (DM) of Murshidabad, Y Ratnakara Rao had restricted Congress supporters and workers from reaching the venue. The case has also been lodged to probe into the allegations that was brought against him for accusing the District Magistrate and passing derogatory comments at him.
The four MPs and 13 MLAs of Congress were also present in the rally on November 14. Several Congress workers and supporters had attended the rally.
Chowdhury had alleged that district administration and police came together to threat bus owners to stop them from bringing Congress supporters and workers to the venue.
In this connection, the District Magistrate had instructed the Superintendent of the Police to inquire into the entire incident. In a bid to probe into the incident, police has initiated a Suo Moto case with Behrampore police station. The case was lodged based on report of a preliminary investigation, sources said.