BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Three BJP supporters were arrested by New Market Police for raising the “goli maro” slogan at Amit Shah’s rally on Sunday. They were arrested from Suddar street, Bhawanipore and Taltala area.
The three have been identified from the TV cameras after they were heard raising the provocative slogans.
An FIR was registered on Sunday night by a lawyer, who is also a TMC worker. However, his identity has been kept under wraps by the New Market police station after which the cops begun the investigation.
After the night-long raids, Surendra Kumar Tiwari (55), Dhruba Basu (71) and Pankaj Prasad, who are all known members of the BJP legal cell, were arrested.
They have been held under non-bailable offence (sections 505, 506, 34, 153A of the IPC) and will be produced today at the Bankshall court.
On Sunday, BJP workers were found raising “goli maro” slogan enroute Shah’s Esplanade rally. The opposition parties have vehemently criticised the BJP government for supporting such an act. In fact, BJP Bengal to president Dilip Ghosh has no found no fault in raising such controversial slogans, which allegedly has triggered the Delhi violence. Meanwhile, netizens have come down heavily on Modi government for taking sides with those raising such provocative slogans.
This is for the first time “goli maro” slogan was heard in public in Kolkata and that too at Union Home Minister’s rally.
Meanwhile, Shah promised the people of West Bengal that he will transform the state into “Sonar Bangla” if BJP comes to power. Shah was speaking at a rally in Kolkata’s Shaheed Minar, where he launched a campaign – Aar Noy Annay (no more injustices) – to counter TMC’s ‘Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)’ campaign.