Dilip Ghosh gheraoed after villagers suspect him of carrying cash
Kolkata: People from Egra gheraoed BJP state president Dilip Ghosh after they suspected him of carrying cash in his car that was to be distributed among the voters. The incident caused tension in the area and eventually led to a clash between the Trinamool Congress-BJP activists.
Some persons from both the political factions were reportedly injured during the clash. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The local residents of Egra said they had specific information that Ghosh was carrying money.
The villagers alleged that he was trying to intimidate the voters by various means.
The allegations brought against Ghosh by a section of the people are yet to be verified by the election officials in the district.
No such confirmation has come from the Election Commission that can validate the claims of the villagers.
Ghosh is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls from Midnapore and is pitted against Trinamool Congress heavyweight Manas Bhunia.
A police picket has been set up in the area to quell tension that was prevailing in the area till late Saturday evening.
In a separate incident, another clash broke out in Moyna area under Tamluk constituency on Saturday morning. As many six persons have been injured.
It may be mentioned here that Moyna area has seen sporadic incidents of violence in the past few days with the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashing against each other. On earlier occasions as well, people have been injured. There has been a large deployment of the police force since the incident took place on Saturday.
The election officials and senior police officers have started a detailed probe regarding both the incidents. They are also looking into the allegation of distribution of cash against Ghosh.