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Cong activists assault Pranab's son, inquiry sought

Updated: September 10, 2012, 4:09 PM IST
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Cong activists assault Pranab's son, inquiry sought
Tripura Cong Gen Secy alleged that a handful of partymen assaulted Abhijit Mukherjee on Thursday.

Agartala: Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) General Secretary and MLA, Subal Bhowmick on alleged that a group of Congress activists had assaulted Abhijit Mukherjee, a Congress MLA from West Bengal and son of President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at Bamutia, about 35 km from Agartala.

Addressing a press conference in Agartala, Bhowmick said that Mukherjee had gone to Kalibazar in Bamutia area on September 6 to inaugurate a library in the name of Tripura's first Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Sinha and on his return, a group of Congress supporters led by Balai Goswami, also a General Secretary of TPCC, stopped Mukherjee's and with folded hands requested him to visit the Congress office on the roadside.

"As soon as he got down from the vehicle, the Congress supporters pulled him by his collar and dragged him inside the Congress office on the roadside and physically assaulted him. I was accompanying Mukherjee but could not resist them because they were more in number," he said.

"All these things had happened before my eyes and I remained as a silent witness of the incident, Bhowmick told the press conference.

He said that Goswami and his supporters asked Mukherjee how he had come to Tripura without the permission of the TPCC president, Sudip Roy Burman.

Bhowmick said he apprised the incident to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi on September 7 and demanded a full fledged inquiry into the incident and an exemplary punishment and immediate expulsion of the erring leaders from the party.

First Published: September 10, 2012, 4:09 PM IST
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