Silchar: Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress Leaders were allegedly stopped, beaten and later arrested on Thursday at the Silchar airport where the leaders were planning to campaign against the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The eight-member team of legislators and parliamentarians landed at the Silchar airport to attend a citizens convention and protested at the arrival lounge only, before getting arrested.
“As soon as we reached the arrival lounge of the Silchar airport, we were confronted by a team comprising the district magistrate and police officers. A police officer hit me on the chest. Cops also manhandled Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Mamata Bala Thakur and Mahua Moitra,” alleged Sukhendu Shekhar Ray, who said he was a heart patient.
“Policemen also snatched our cellphones, thrashed us,” Ghosh Dastidar, Lok Sabha MP from Barasat, said.
NewsMobile accessed the medical reports of the leaders from a source: