Police has registered four FIRs against BJP General Secretary Sayantan Basu and 80 other BJP leaders in context to Midnapore hate speech. BJP leader was caught on camera instigating the crowd and provoking them to set the Datan Police station on fire if any of the party workers is killed.
“Don’t attack police vans. But if a BJP worker is killed next time, I give you all permission to set the Dantan thana on fire,” addressed Sayantan Basu all present BJP workers and supporters while attending a party worker Paban Jana funeral in West Midnapore.
“We have lodged four different cases in connection with the incident,” stated Dinesh Kumar, West Midnapore SP.
The police has booked Sayantan Basu under the IPC sections 505 (Public mischief, 506(Criminal intimidation), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) for an inflammatory speech.
Another FIR was lodged in Kotwali police station for arranging and being a part of an unauthorized gathering with a dead body amid COVID-19 lockdown situations.
Trinamool Congress leader has alleged,” BJP speaks the language of terror. They kept a dead body before them to create an atmosphere of unrest in otherwise peaceful Datan. Why only Sayantan Basu, a case has been filed against all the BJP leaders trying to trigger unrest here.”
BJP alleged that TMC has fatally assaulted the 25-year-old party worker Paban Jana. He suffered serious injuries and succumbed to death while rushed to the private hospital in Kolkata.