BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, who had sustained severe injuries on his head during violent clashes between rival groups of BJP and ruling Trinamul Congress at Jagaddal on Sunday, was discharged from the hospital today. After being discharged, Singh threatened to lodge an FIR against chief minister Mamata Banerjee who also holds home department portfolio and subsequently the State police .
“The chief minister has conspired to murder me on Sunday. Manoj Verma, the commissioner of police of Barrackpore had struck me on my head with the butt of his revolver. Police have registered around 47 cases against me since I had joined the BJP quitting Trinamul Congress,” he alleged. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar held a meeting with the director general of police (DGP) Virendra today at Raj Bhaban, a day after the former expressed deep concern over the incidents of violence in different parts of the state including the latest one at Jagaddal under the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency in North 24 Parganas district.
On receiving a call from Raj Bhaban, DGP Virendra reached there around 12 noon and reportedly briefed the governor about the law and order situation at Bhatpara and adjoining areas like Jagaddal, Kakinara, Titagarh and Shyamnagar in the district. Sources at Raj Bhaban said that governor Dhankar wanted to know about the steps taken by the administration so far to restore normalcy in the aforementioned areas. He also reportedly asked the state police chief to take adequate measures to prevent violence in other areas across districts. On Monday, hearing the news of attack on Arjun Singh, BJP MP from Barrackpore, Dhankhar cut short his programme in Delhi and came back to the city.
On Monday, Dhankhar visited Arjun Singh at a private hospital along EM Bypass where the latter was admitted last night. The governor spoke to reporters, “I cut short my programmes in Delhi and came back to the city this morning because yesterday’s incident was very serious.” Condemning the attack on the MP he told reporters, “I am deeply concerned with the incident and will talk to the concerned officials of the state government. I will also brief the home ministry.” “I am pained by the incidents of violence in the state and there must be rule of law to prevent such things. West Bengal does not need violence,” he said after coming visiting the BJP MP.