BJP leader Rakesh Singh in net
Kolkata: BJP leader Rakesh Singh, who is an accused in various criminal cases, including an attack on the police officers, was arrested by the Kolkata police after he landed at the city airport from Delhi on Monday night.
The BJP leader was one of the accused in the vandalism incident at Vidyasagar College. The statue of polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was
allegedly destroyed by BJP workers after a roadshow of BJP President Amit Shah in the city.
The city police had been keeping a tab on him. The investigating officers had a specific information that
Singh might come down to Kolkata.
A team of city police reached the Calcutta airport before to his arrival. The accused had boarded a flight from Delhi in the night possibly to avoid arrest.
A scuffle broke out at the airport when police officers tried to get him into the police jeep.
The accused tried to escape but the police officers overpowered him and made him sit in the vehicle.
The police suspect that Singh was involved in the attack and vandalism incident at the Vidyasagar College.
It may also be mentioned Singh used to be a Congress leader of the port area who shifted his political allegiance to the BJP before the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. He has been accused of assaulting police officers and locking them up in a room.