Photos have surfaced of Debjit Sarkar with wounds on his back and clear marks of police brutality
New Delhi: Bengal and police brutality seems to have become synonymous. After the horrific death of two Dalits in Islampur in an alleged police firing that shocked the nation, the BJP's youth wing head of the state was arrested by the police after meeting the victim's family and was allegedly brutalised.
Photos have surfaced of Debjit Sarkar with wounds on his back and clear marks of police brutality.
This has sparked wide outrage in BJP with BJYM national functionaries expressing their shock on Twitter.
I Strongly Condemn the arrest of #BJYM West Bengal President Debjit Sarkar for organizing a peaceful Bandh against the undemocratic politics of Mamata Govt..India is a tolerant democracy and everyone is entitled... https://t.co/dBZzxp6dcr— ROHIT CHAHAL (@rohit_chahal) September 27, 2018
BJP Bengal Yuva Morcha President Shri Debjit Sarkar has been arrested by Mamata's Police and Didi' Police are torturing him since Yesterday.— Akshay Singh (@Akshaysinghel) September 27, 2018
Police arrested him for joining the #BanglaBondh in the Islampur area where 2 Student's was shooted by Police for their mother tongue.
And now the Ministry of Home Affairs has stepped in. A statement released from the office of Kiren Rijiju says the minister's office is being informed about the incident and a report in this matter may also be submitted for the information of MoS (Home).
Sarkar is reportedly booked under section 303,337 and 353 of the IPC.
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Last Updated Sep 28, 2018, 11:30 AM IST