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Bolpur: ANUBRATA Mondal is in news again!

The controversial Trinamool Birbhum district president today on record threatened burning down the houses of some farmers who clashed with Trinamool workers in the course of a protest against land acquisition at Shibpur off Bolpur town.

This on a day when police forcibly stopped the state’s Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan of Congress and Bikash Bhattacharya of CPI-M from entering Shibpur to express solidarity with the agitators.

With media cameras recording every single move of his, Mondal warned a deputy superintendent of police that the farmers accused of vandalising motorbikes of the Trinamool workers must be arrested by tonight. Failing this, he and his men will vandalise and torch the houses of all the accused.

Not stopping at this, the Trinamool strongmen also told the police officer that if Abdul Mannan and Bikash Bhattacharya try to visit Bolpur ever again, he will break their hands and legs without caring for the law.

As Mondal went on making the violent threats, the DSP silently listened to him and assured that police will surely arrest the accused farmers at the earliest. The police officer was visibly cowered by the Trinamool district president’s posturing.

Prior to this, police had, however, stopped the Congress and CPI-M leader, who had travelled from Kolkata to stand by the agitating farmers protesting Mamata Banerjee government’s plan to set up a university and housing project on 200 acres of land that was originally acquired for industries.

Police stopped the opposition leaders at Jilipi More on the outskirts of Bolpur by placing police personnel in a chain right on the road. Bhattacharya went on arguing with policemen for about two years but the cops did not allow them an entry to Shibpur due to alleged law and order trouble.