West Bengal BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar narrowly escaped injury when his car met with an accident on NH-34 in Nadia district on Sunday.

The party’s West Bengal unit was quick to allege that Majumdar was a victim of an attack as the police pilot, allegedly a partisan of the ruling Trinamool Congress, collided with his car at a high speed. Meanwhile, the state police denied such claims and warned of legal action against spreading utter falsehood.

“I escaped unhurt, but three occupants of the pilot car were injured,” Majumdar, the Balurghat MP, told PTI.

Countering BJP claims, West Bengal Police said when Majumdar was heading towards Krishnanagar along NH-34, his escort vehicle belonging to the CISF hit his car near Gobindapur within Santipur police station area resulting in “slight damage”.

The state police denied the allegations, stating, “Sukanta Majumdar’s escort car was a CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) vehicle that hit the BJP state unit chief’s car from behind. No Bengal police car caused the accident.”

“The escort vehicle has been detained, and a specific case is being started. Yet, attempts are being made from certain quarters to distort the facts with an ulterior motive, alleging that the vehicle involved in the accident belonged to the West Bengal Police,” said the Bengal Police.

“Stern legal acti­on is being initiated against those resorting to blatant lies and trying to incite people,” Ranaghat Police District under West Bengal Police tweeted.

Majumdar, who was fielded by the party from the Balurghat Lok Sabha seat for the second time, was returning from a football tournament where he was the chief guest. He demanded an inquiry to determine if there was any conspiracy to target opposition BJP leaders in the state.

Published By:

Srishti Jha

Published On:

Mar 4, 2024


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