Two contractors held for attacking Vice-Chairman
Kolkata: Police have arrested two contractors, who had assaulted Sheikh Nazimuddin, Vice-Chairman of North Dum Dum Municipality on Wednesday afternoon.
The civic authorities have cancelled the licences of the two contractors.
Locals staged a demonstration on the road and put up a blockade, demanding immediate arrest of the contractors, who had heckled their beloved leader.
Saugata Roy, Trinamool Congress MP went to the spot and brought the situation under control. Nizamuddin said he met the contractors - Tapas and Bapi, who were engaged in laying an underground pipeline in his ward. As there was inordinate delay in completing the work, he asked to expedite the work and complete it.
The contractors told him that they would not work and when Nizamuddin was going towards the chamber of a municipal engineer, they attacked him from behind.
As the news spread, locals came out on the street and protested against the contractor raj. They demanded stern actions against the two contractors.
They put up a road blockade affecting traffic movement. A large contingent of police from Nimta police station arrived at the spot and tried to pacify the residents.
The road blocks were later lifted. Saugata Roy said the abuse of one of their party leaders by the miscreants inside the municipality office is most unfortunate. He said a meeting with the chairman of the municipality Kalyan Kar was held and it was decided that the licences of the two contractors will be cancelled.