Malda, 14 July: A CPI-M panchayat samiti candidate of Manikchak, Mr Uday Mandal, was arrested and ordered 14-day police custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate today after one Mrs Kalpana Ghosh, wife of a Trinamul Congress supporter Mr Bachchu Ghosh, alleged that her husband was critically injured by the attack of Mr Mandal.
The district CPI-M secretary, Mr Ambar Mitra, however, alleged that Mr Mandal was arrested on false charges as the Trinamul was sure to lose the seat.
Mr Mandal too alleged that he was a victim of the Trinamul&’s conspiracy.
Mrs Ghosh said that Uday and his associates had attacked the Trinamul supporters in a drunken state last Friday.
They inserted a broken glass bottle into Mr Ghosh&’s head. Mr Ghosh was later rushed to Malda Medical College Hospital and was under treatment.
Later, she lodged a complaint and police arrested Uday. sns