The inspector in charge of Raghunathpur police station here had to be hospitalised after some BJP workers allegedly manhandled him when the police stopped the party’s road show on Thursday.
Police sources said the team of Sanjay Chakrabarty tried to stop the BJP road show — with actress Shrabanti and singer-turned-BJP leader Manoj Tiwari — as it was taken out without permission. BJP leaders on the other hand said there was no road show and the police harassed them.
Purulia police chief Biswajit Mahato, who rushed to the site after the incident, said when Raghunathpur inspector-in-charge Chakrabarty and his men stopped the road show, people from the rally “pounced on him” and he received chest injuries. “Chakrabarty complained of breathing troubles and was admitted to the Raghunathpur superspeciality hospital,” said SP Mahato. “A criminal case will be lodged against the road show organisers.”
BJP’s Purulia chief Bidyasagar Chakraborty, on his part, said: “Our leaders were on way to Kashipur from Raghunathpur. There was no road show. The police intentionally harassed our people.”