Midnapore: Trinamool-turned-BJP leader, Mukul Roy, has been slapped with yet another FIR. This time, the FIR has not been filed by leaders of his previous party but by civil servants.
The district magistrate (DM) and superintendent of police (SP) of Purulia have today lodged two separate FIRs against Roy for allegedly hurling personal abuse and aspersions on them during a public meeting at Balarampur last week.
In the said rally, Roy allegedly accused DM Alokesh Prasad Roy and SP Akash Magharia of functioning not like civil servants but like functionaries of the ruling party Trinamool.
He allegedly said that since the DM is acting more like a Trinamool district president, he will be shunted out by the Election Commission of India before the Lok Sabha polls next year. As regards the SP, the BJP leader allegedly accused him of being involved in illegal coal smuggling.
DM Roy has confirmed having lodged the FIR against the BJP leader. “At the rally at Balarampur, Mukul Roy passed derogatory remarks and hurled all sorts of unsubstantial remarks against me and the SP. We have lodged separate FIRs over this at Balarampur police station today,” the DM said.
Commenting on the development, Mukul Roy said that anyone is free to lodge FIR against anyone. “They can lodge as many FIRs against me but truth cannot be suppressed for long,” he said.
State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu has alleged that Trinamool is trying to exert pressure on BJP leaders and workers by filing FIRs on false charges. “Let them file as many FIRs they want and yet they will not be able to stop BJP in Bengal,” Basu said.
Ever since Mukul Roy switched over to the BJP, he has been facing several FIRs from Trinamool, including one filed by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee for comments pertaining to the ownership of Biswa Bangla brand name and logo.