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Monday, February 23, 2015

District Youth TMC President accused of slapping youth saving wife from molestation

Malda, 23 February, 2015: District chief of youth Trinamul Congress Amlan Bhaduri has been accused of slapping a youth who was trying to rescue his wife from the attack of a gang of molesters in religious fair organized at a stone throw distance from the residence of relief and rehabilitation minister Sabitri Mitra. A police complaint was lodged with English Bazaar police station against Mr Bhaduri today.

The senior Trinamul leader has no wonder refuted the allegation claiming that he was at least 90 km away from the spot at the time of the ‘fabricated incident’ and Mrs Mitra claimed that she was in dark about what happened at the fair.

The Shiva fair started on 17 February at Puratuli Sadarghat area in English Bazaar police station on 17 February. The fair would be continued for 15 days as learnt from the organizers. Thousands of devotees have been visiting the fair regularly. While Mr Bhaduri is the chief organizer of the fair Mrs Mitra is a patron of the fair committee.

The housewife from Kutubpur area in English Bazaar police station alleged that she went to visit the fair on Sunday night around 8.30 pm with her husband, a television and fridge mechanic. She was allegedly teased by the by some youths when her husband protested and tried to rescue the housewife.
Amlan Bhaduri defending himself before media on Monday (Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury)

In the written complaint lodged with police the housewife claimed that suddenly Mr Bhaduri turned up on the spot and instead of taking any action against the molesters allegedly slapped her husband and drove the couple away.

Husband of the housewife too alleged that Mr Bhaduri’s action dismayed him. He further alleged that while he and his wife went to English Bazaar police station to lodge a complaint against Bhaduri, the youth Trinamul president threatened his parents and asked them not to lodge any police complaint.

Mr Bhaduri said, “It was a ploy to defame by some people with a motive to disperse the religious fair. I was in Harischandrapur last evening. The allegation is completely baseless.” He added that a thorough probe would reveal the truth.

Mrs Mitra said, “I was not at home at the time of the alleged incident. Hence, I do not know what happened. But it may be an attempt to defame Mr Bhaduri. Police should impartially enquire into the matter.”

Additional SP Abhishek Modi, “A complaint regarding an alleged incident at Puratuli area was lodged with English Bazaar police station last night. The matter is being probed into.”

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