‘Stopped From Joining BJP March’: On Plea, Court Seeks Report From Bengal


A division bench also directed the Bengal government to guarantee protection of the BJP state head office in Kolkata.

The Calcutta High Court on the other day looked for a record from the West Bengal Residence Secretary over the allegation that BJP supporters were by force prevented from attending its ‘march to Nabanna’ program.

A division bench consisting of Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice R Bharadwaj likewise guided the state government to make sure protection of the BJP state headquarters in Kolkata.

The bench directed the state authorities to make certain that no unnecessary arrest is made, as well as no individual is unnecessarily detained about the rally.

The court directed the state Residence Secretary to send a report by Monday over the allegations made by the BJP that its fans were by force prevented from participating in the rally.

The bench observed that peace and also tranquility is called for to be preserved.

The petitioner in his PIL declared that BJP employees were by force avoided from participating in Tuesday’s rally and event leaders were assaulted.

It was declared that BJP employees were limited from boarding trains and automobiles were stopped enroute to Kolkata as well as Howrah for participating in the rally.

It was also alleged that event employees were assaulted and prevented from going into or leaving the BJP state head office at Muralidhar Sen Lane right here.

Petitioner’s attorney Subir Sanyal claimed that Leader of Resistance Suvendu Adhikari was apprehended despite an earlier single bench order of the high court, which secured him from such action versus him.

Supporter General SN Mookherjee asserted that area 144 imposed in the city of Howrah was in pressure and that approval for the rally was not given.

It was alleged that violent tasks were turned to by some participating in the rally.

He submitted that the order of single bench on defense to Adhikari was in respect of instances pointed out in it.

Mr Mookherjee stated before the court that the leaders that were detained during the objections were quickly to be released on personal bond.

Mr Adhikari, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee and other leaders were released on personal bond from Lalbazar, the Kolkata Station house, in the evening.

Components of Kolkata and Howrah area turned into combat zones as BJP advocates clashed with the cops while attempting to surpass barricades during their march to West Bengal secretariat ‘Nabanna’.

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Last Updated: 14 September 2022

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