KOLKATA: The South 24 Parganas district police on Wednesday registered two cases against Trinamool Congress MLA, Sonali Guha, for causing obstruction in discharge of duty and criminal intimidation, among other offences.
Ms. Guha, had stormed into Nodhakhali thana that falls in her constituency with her supporters on Tuesday protesting against the partisan attitude of the local police. She used abusive language against the inspector-in-charge and even locked the thana from the outside for a few hours. The events were captured on camera.
The matter was raised in the Assembly. The Speaker, H.A. Halim, while regretting it, said that Ms. Guha, by using such intemperate language, had lowered the dignity of the House.
Robin Mondal, a CPI(M) legislator, said the language used by Ms. Guha during her interaction with police officials in the thana was un-parliamentary. “It brings shame on a public representative,” he added.
Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee criticised the police for functioning in a partisan manner and charged the State government “of State-sponsored terrorism.”