Friday, November 7, 2014
Civic volunteer arrested for abusive comments against CM in Facebook
Malda, 14 October, 2014: Passing grossly filthy remarks in writing against chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Facebook, a popular social networking site put a civic volunteer Bapi Pal (25) behind the bar. After receiving a written complaint from district president of the minority cell of Trinamul Congress Mohammed Zamirul Islam police promptly arrested the youth from his house at Janakinagar village in Harischandrapur police station on Tuesday night.
When the accused was produced in Chanchal sub divisional court on Wednesday, the judge asked to send him to jail custody for 14 days.
It has been learnt from police sources that Bapi Pal is one of those 4,800 civic volunteers who are presently out of service. After graduating from Chanchal College he joined as a civic volunteer. His father and a retired railway employee Mukul Pal said that it was beyond the family’s imagination that youngest of his three sons would make such a vulgar statement against the CM.
However, Pal claimed that after having remained out of service for more than four months Bapi was reeling under acute frustration that might have resulted in such manifestation. The mentally shattered father nevertheless conceded that Bapi had made a grievous mistake.
But Harischandrapur II block Trinamul president Tobarak Hossain believes that the civic volunteer passed the quite derogatory remarks deliberately. “He not only made a crime by passing such heinous remarks but tried to tarnish the image of the chief minister too,” Hossain said defending the police action.
State secretary of West Bengal civic police association (WBCPA) Sanjoy Paria said, “We do not support the vulgar remarks allegedly made by Bapi. But his agony of unemployment has to be taken into consideration too. His name figured in the first list of appointment of civic police personnel. But for last four months he was sitting idle. Even he did not get his dues. Strong despair may have prompted him in committing such nuisance.”
Meanwhile, it has been learnt from police sources the youth’s chance of getting back his job is now virtually nil after the incident.
SP, Malda Prasun Banerjee said, “The youth was arrested after police received a written complaint. An enquiry has been started.”