A few hours after sending-off of 8-member Trinamool Congress delegation including six MPs, one MLA and one minister of West Bengal, from Silchar’s Kumbirgram airport on Friday, Rubi Rani Das, a woman police constable of Assam Police, filed an FIR at Udharbond Police Station of Cachar district.
Rubi Rani Das has filed the case against seven of the 8-member delegation including 6 MPs and one MLA, barring the minister of West Bengal, Firhad Hakim.
The case (No 177/18) was registered at Udharbond Police Station under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty), Section 323 ( punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and Section 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case was registered following her FIR where she alleged that the Trinamool Congress leaders even after being pleaded not to step out of the airport lounge, physically assaulted them in order to come out of the airport, when the CrPC 144 was already imposed in the whole of Cachar district.
She said in her FIR that not only herself, but one of her fellow colleagues, Swapna Das and a photographer, Partha Seal, were seriously wounded due to the physical assaults by the delegation members.
Superintendent of Police, Cachar, Rakesh Roshan speaking to Northeast Now, said, “We have received an FIR lodged by one of the woman police constables, who was deployed on duty at the airport. She has received injuries following physical assaults by the (Trinamool Congress) leaders. Since, leveling any allegation or lodging any FIR against MPs and MLAs needs protocol to be maintained, I have deputed one police officer of DSP level to investigate into the whole matter”.