Case against Bengal BJP leader for carrying arms in Ram Navami procession

Last year on the occasion of Lord Ram’s birth the village elders had declared their village “Hindus only” and put up a saffron board at the entrance of the village saying “This village comprises only Hindus

The Central Government on Wednesday sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence during Ram Navami processions occurred during the last two days. Asansol-Durgapur Deputy Commissioner of Police Arindam Dutta Chowdhury lost a hand during the violence when the agitators hurled a bomb at him.

"A case has been lodged against Locket Chatterjee, which also includes non-bailable sections for participating in a rally with arms", Birbhum Superintendent of Police (SP) N Sudheer Kumar said. "The Centre has expressed desire to send paramilitary forces to Raniganj but the final decision on this will be taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee", said senior Minister Partho Chatterjee.

"The law will take its own course". "Where is the government order banning arms in Ram Navami processions?" However, when contacted the state VHP president Sachindranath Singha he denied all the allegations.

She said if the police failed to take actions, steps would be taken against them.

BJP leader Mukul Roy and the party's state general secretary Sayantan Basu, national secretary Rahul Sinha were among other party leaders who took part in Ram Navami rallies at various places in the state.


Several Ram Navami rallies were organised yesterday in the state by the members of the Sangh Parivar. It has taught us tolerance. If you have to play politics, you have to do good for the people.

The chief minister said, "Some unidentified people have come here from outside..." This is West Bengal.

In his message, the governor observed that the celebration of festivals, which are an important part of India's glorious heritage, strengthens communal harmony and brotherhood. We celebrate Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Ganpati puja peacefully.

"Do not allow anybody trying to hold such processions for the first time".

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