Bharati lands in controversy over threat to Keshpur OC
Kolkata: Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who is contesting from Ghatal as a BJP candidate in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, courted controversy on Sunday after she allegedly threatened the Officer-in-charge of Keshpur police station.
The district Trinamool Congress will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. The TMC leaders said that Ghosh lost her cool as she was grilled by the CID at her house in Ghatal for many hours on Friday.
Ghosh alleged that Trinamool Congress leaders have threatened the local people not to step out of their houses during her campaign. Even the shop owners in the area had downed their shutters.
She instructed the OC to take steps so that people come out and threatened to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission against the officer. "Don't become a statue," Ghosh allegedly advised the police officer.
Controversy seems to not leave outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo as well, as he has been accused of threatening an on-duty police officer at Kulti police station.
BJP leaders in the West Burdwan district claimed that some police personnel from the local police station had ransacked the house of a BJP leader on Saturday evening. Women were also heckled by the policemen, the party alleged.
Following the incident, many BJP leaders and women members of the party gheraoed the police outpost on Saturday night. Supriyo, who is contesting from the same seat, later entered the room of an officer and allegedly threatened him.
The police officer told Supriyo that he would respect him and urged him to talk properly. But Supriyo allegedly threatened him and said that he did not seek any respect from the police officer.
Supriyo had later told the media that the police have abused the women members of the families of BJP activists and hence they had staged protest demonstration in front of the local police outpost.