Jagaddal OC transferred a day after Bhatpara fiasco

Kolkata: Within 24 hours of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy being obstructed by some people in Bhatpara, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Jagaddal police station Chandra Sekhar Das has been removed on Friday.

On Thursday, Banerjee visited the post-poll violence affected areas in Bhatpara and held a public meeting in Naihati. While she was passing through the Naihati jute mill area, some locals allegedly obstructed the movement of her convoy and screamed 'Jai Shri Ram'. Banerjee got angry and got down from her car. She immediately instructed the police to take action against the offenders.

Following Banerjee's meeting, police subsequently arrested 10 persons. However, Commissioner of Police (CP), Barrackpore denied the fact and stated that no one has been arrested in connection with Banerjee's convoy obstruction. According to sources, the accused persons were arrested as preventive measures as they hold criminal records. Later, all of them were reportedly granted bail.

On Thursday during the meeting Banerjee expressed that she was not happy with the local police administration. Within 12 hours of the meeting, the OC Jagaddal was transferred to the post of Court Inspector, Bishnupur in Bankura.

Though senior police officials are claiming this to be a routine transfer, sources informed that the OC has been transferred because of Thursday's incident. Arindam Mukherjee, who was the Circle Inspector (CI) of Bolpur in Birbhum, has been made the OC Jagaddal. Sumanta Biswas, who was posted in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as Inspector, has been made the CI of Bolpur.

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