Police on Wednesday arrested Abhinandan Ghosh in connection with the incident in which a woman IT employee was beaten up at Habra when she had protested against rash driving. The woman had received severe injuries and she was admitted to a private hospital.
She had alleged that a car of Gautam Biswas councillor of ward number 11 of Habra Municipality had hit the van-rickshaw in which she was travelling and it led to all trouble. The woman later told to the police that Ghosh had beaten her up.
Ghosh, who was a casual worker of the municipality and a close aide of the councillor, was arrested from a staff quarter of the municipality in Habra.
Following the incident, Jyotipriya Mullick, the party’s president of North 24-Parganas district had said that it is not the culture of the party to harass or insult a woman and steps would be taken against the Cuncillor if he was found guilty. The police had conducted an unbiased probe and arrested Ghosh on Wednesday morning. Mullick went to the house of the victim on Tuesday evening and spoke to her and her family members.
He assured them that the law will take its own course and those who are involved will get punishment if the allegations are found to be true. He has also said that the woman is a worker of the party and the party will take whatever action is needed. “No third person should try to interfere into the matter with an intension to give a worse turn to the incident,” he said.
It may be mentioned that some local BJP workers has staged a sit-in-demonstration outside Habra police station protesting against the incident and demanded arrest of the accused.
Trinamool Congress had also taken necessary action against the councillor and cautioned others not to get indulged in any illegal activities. According to a leader of the party, the step taken by senior leaders of the party in this connection has left a message for others.