Man arrested for publicly questioning MamataAugust 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for “disrupting a public rally and assaulting police officers”, police said Saturday.
He was later remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a court.
“Shiladitya Chowdhury was arrested Saturday morning and booked for disrupting a public rally, entering into a high security zone and assaulting police personnel,” Superintendent of Police, Jhargram, Bharati Ghosh told IANS.
Banerjee, on a visit to the Maoist-affected Belpahari area in the district Wednesday, was addressing a public rally when Chowdhury stood up and asked her: “Farmers are dying because they have no money. Empty promises are not enough. What are you doing for farmers?”
Stunned by the question, an angry Banerjee immediately branded him a “Maoist” following which Chowdhury was detained and taken for interrogation by the police.
He was, however, allowed to go that day but was arrested Saturday morning.
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