An FIR against the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been registered in the Mathabhanga Police station alleging her for instigating the voters to ghearo the central forces that later led to the firing in the Sitaluch and resulted in the death of four people.
The FIR was filed by the Cooch Behar’s president of BJP’s minority cell, Siddique Ali Mia who claimed that her address in the Banerswar area provoked people to attack the CISF personnel in the middle of the fourth phase of election.
He has also attached a video clip of her speech in his FIR at the police station.
After hearing her provocative statements at the rally the villagers tried to snatch the fire arms from the deployed paramilitary forces, said Mia.
“The said villagers including women launched attack upon the paramilitary forces with the intention of causing bodily injury, knowing it to be likely to cause death of the deployed paramilitary forces,” wrote Mia in his FIR.
He also said that if the police act lazily on the FIR then he will launch a huge protest demanding the CM’s arrest.
“She is solely responsible for the death of those four people. She is answerable to all the voters of our district,” said the BJP leader.
In the incident in Sitalkuchi on April 10 four people died outside the polling booth after the CISF personnel opened firing in “self defence” after the locals started attacking them.
The polling exercise at the booth was stopped by the Election Commission after the incident.
“The joint report of the two special observers has been received … wherein they interalia stated that recourse to open fire by the CISF personnel became absolutely necessary in order to save the lives of the voters lined up at the polling booth, those of other polling personnel and their own lives as the mob had attempted snatching their weapons,” the EC had said in its statement.
The polling body also banned the political leaders to enter the district for the next three days after the incident.
The CM Mamata Banerjee has also met with the families who lost their family member in the firing on Wednesday.