Capture Kaustav Bagchi | Congress leader Kaustav Bagchi arrested for a statement against Mamta BanerjeeSUCHI News

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Kolkata: West Bengal Congress spokesperson Kaustav Bagchi was arrested from his home late on Friday night for allegedly making statements against the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A senior police officer gave this information. A large contingent from the Bartala police station raided Bagchi’s house in Barrackpore in the state’s North 24 Parganas district around 3.30 am and arrested him, the official said.

A case was filed against Bagchi at the Bartala police station on Friday for his alleged statements against the chief. The official told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, ‘We have arrested Kaustav Bagchi from his house in Barrackpore. We can’t talk too much about this. Our police are talking to them.” Bagchi hit back and allegedly criticized Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for her “personal attack” on West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after the Congress victory in Sagardighi election.

After the arrest, Bagchi was brought to the police station in Bartala. Meanwhile, Congress workers protested outside the police station. Bagchi has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 504 (willful insult with intent to incite breach of peace) , 506 (criminal intimidation) and other sections included.

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