Amit Shah has demanded a CBI investigation into the death of BJYM employee Chowrasia in Kolkata.
Amit Shah demanded a CBI investigation into the death of BJYM worker Arjun Chowrasia in Kolkata’s Kashipur on Friday, saying Bengal has a culture of violence and fear psychosis. Chowrasia’s home was visited by Shah, who is on a two-day tour of the state after news came that the worker was found hanged in an abandoned structure in the area under unexplained circumstances.
The BJP politician, who clashed with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a campaign for the state assembly elections last year, said the party would seek “the most severe punishment” from the courts for “whoever is guilty of the heinous murder.”
“Today we have this case of Chowrasia being murdered,” the home minister said after meeting with the worker’s family. “The Union home ministry is taking Chowrasia’s death seriously and has requested a report on it,” he added.
Chowrasia’s family had also reported that his body had been carried away violently, according to the home ministry. The TMC, meanwhile, said Chowrasia was linked with the party and not the BJP.
Atin Ghosh, a local TMC MLA who also visited the site before Shah, claimed Chowrasia was affiliated with the party and had even campaigned for it during the recent Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections, which enraged a segment of the local BJP.
“The BJP gathered strangers for today’s demonstration because it has no presence in the area,” Ghosh explained.
According to BJP officials, Shah was unhappy after receiving the news. “Shah Ji has hurried to Chowrasia’s residence and directed us to cancel his lavish greeting at the NSC Bose airport,” he said. On the second part of his two-day visit, Shah is in the city from north Bengal.
On the other hand, state BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said that the individual was an effective BJP party worker. “This morning, we discovered him dead. Chowrasia was supposed to be part of a bike rally leaving from Kolkata airport to greet Amit Shah Ji, “he stated.
TMC MP Santanu Sen refuted the BJP charge, saying, “The accusations made against us are false.” Allow the police to look at the situation “.
An inquiry into the death has begun, according to the authorities. As they attempted to remove the body from the scene, police personnel were met by protests from BJP activists. Later, a strong police detachment was dispatched to the scene to maintain order, and the body was transported to R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy.