Mamata Banerjee’s nephew arrested for slapping a traffic cop

March 1, 2012
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Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of west Bengal, her nephew Akash Banerjee was arrested along with two others on the charge for slapping (assaulting) a traffic police in Kolkata. This incident occurred at Wednesday at Kidderpore in Kolkata.

Nevertheless the special commissioner on the Press meet said that the immediate arrest was made on the response to the express instruction that is been given by Mamata from the north Bengal. The accused Akash Banerjee was charged for hitting the on duty police sergeant and also for disturbing the public traffic.

The police sources informed that the car was initially stopped for violating the basic traffic rules and also for trespassing into a lane which is located near Vidyasagar setu and this has effected in the traffic jam. There were totally three passengers inside it.

As soon as the car was stopped for violating rules, one among the three raised his voice stating that he is “nephew of chief minister” and also implied that no police is doing their duty properly. Akash (nephew) and son of the second eldest brother of Mamata both pushed down the traffic cop and slapped him.

Sources said that the police in charge from Watgunge police station rushed immediately to the spot. They were primarily taken under the control of local police station and filed under non-bailable Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections which include 358 (assault a on-duty public servant), 341 (wrongfully restraining a person), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 122, 127 of Motor Vehicles Act.

Out of the five sections mentioned the first section IPC 353 causes an offense which carry a maximum term period of two years of imprisonment. Mr. Ghosh, commissioner said after they were arrested they were actually left and the meanwhile investigation and enquiry was going on and then he reported that all the three will be produced before the court tomorrow.


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