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Trinamool MLA “Attacked” For Protesting Overcharging Of Vehicles In Bengal; Toll Officials Deny Claim


The police stated that the state of affairs is now beneath management. (Representational)

Kolkata:

A ruling TMC MLA in West Bengal filed a police criticism alleging that he was attacked by “goons” related to a toll plaza run by a central company in Murshidabad district on Sunday for protesting overcharging of automobiles.

Authorities of the toll plaza at Farakka, nonetheless, dismissed the allegation that native MLA Monirul Islam was attacked, and claimed that commoners protested after he refused to pay toll tax and his associates created a ruckus.

“I have been hearing complaints of overcharging by the toll plaza located near the West Bengal-Jharkhand inter-state border. When I went there to check for myself, some goons associated with the toll plaza management reached the spot and charged towards my vehicle during an argument and brickbats were hurled at us. However, I was not physically harmed as the police and locals escorted me out,” he advised reporters.

The toll plaza administration, nonetheless, stated that the legislator’s behaviour had infuriated the locals, who protested in opposition to it and he needed to depart the spot.

“He refused to pay toll tax for his vehicle and his companions created a ruckus,” they stated, including there was no assault on the MLA.

An officer of Farakka police station stated that commotion began after Mr Islam reached the spot with round 10 folks and brickbats have been hurled subsequently. Mr Islam was escorted out of the world and the state of affairs is now beneath management, he added.

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