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Register 2 separate FIRs against Babul Supriyo: EC

Register 2 separate FIRs against Babul Supriyo: EC

Kolkata: The Election Commission has instructed the District Election Officer (DEO) of West Burdwan to register two separate FIRs against Babul Supriyo. The Commission issued instructions after Supriyo had allegedly snatched a video camera from an official deputed by the Commission who was capturing videos as part of the surveillance that is being carried out by the Election Commission.

The district official has been directed to file an FIR for the incident.

Another FIR would be registered against him as he failed to submit any convincing reply as to why he released and played the controversial theme song of his party after being banned by the Commission.

Meanwhile, the Commission has sought a report from the district administrative officials in West Burdwan on the incident in which BJP activists led by Asansol sitting MP Babul Supriyo stormed into the room of an Officer-in-Charge at the local police station and threatened him.

A complaint was lodged with the Election Commission following which the DEO has been asked to submit a report on the entire incident that unfolded in Asansol. Supriyo had triggered controversy on a number of occasions since the notification of the Lok Sabha elections. He was earlier show-caused by the Election Commission after he released a theme song for his party.

In the most recent incident, Supriyo has been accused of threatening an on-duty police officer at Kulti police station.

The BJP leaders in the district claimed that some cops from the local police station ransacked the house of a BJP leader on Saturday evening. Women members of his family were also heckled by the policemen, alleged BJP.

Many BJP leaders including women members of the party gheraoed the police post on Saturday night.

The police officer told Supriyo that he respects him and urged him to talk properly. But Supriyo allegedly threatened him and said he would not seek any respect from the officer.

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