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Image: Tapan Ghosh (encircled) with other Hindu Samhati leaders at RR Avenue yesterday before their arrest.  

Kolkata: FOUR leaders of pro-RSS body Hindu Samhati, arrested yesterday for an assault on journalists during a public event in central Kolkata, have been remanded in police custody till 17 February.

The four include Tapan Ghosh, the president of Hindu Samhati. They were picked up by police from Rani Rashmoni Avenue near Dharmatala yesterday afternoon after cadres of the organisation assaulted journalists for posing queries to a family whom Hindu Samhati converted into Hinduism at the event. [READ: RSS-linked Hindu body assaults journalists in Kolkata public rally]

Ghosh and the rest three were produced in Bankshall Court in the city today by Hare Street police station charging them for an attempt to murder and causing grievous hurt to others. The judge sent them to police custody till Saturday, 17 February.

Tapan Ghosh, who is in his late 60’s, calls himself “an uncompromising Hindu” and is followed on Twitter by Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who was a BJP leader from Bengal.