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More Cooch Behar-style murders are possible if ‘naughty boys’ try to take the law into their own hands: Dilip Ghosh | India News


CALCUTTA: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh sparked further controversy on Sunday by saying that more Cooch Behar-style killings may occur in the next phase of the assembly elections if “naughty boys like the ones who died in Sitalkuchi “hands.
Reacting strongly to the BJP leader’s statement, TMC demanded his arrest while the CPI (M) said the comment “unmasks the fascist face of the saffron party.”
“Naughty boys were shot at Sitalkuchi. If someone dares to take the law into their hands, this will happen to him too,” Ghosh said without elaborating on the phrase ‘naughty boys’.
“The mischievous boys, who had presumed that the rifles of the central forces were only for a show during electoral duty, will not dare to repeat the same mistake after seeing what happened in Sitalkuchi,” he said, while addressing a electoral rally in Baranagar in District 24 north of Parganas.
Four people were killed when CISF personnel opened fire after some people “tried to snatch their rifles” while voting was taking place in the Sitalkuchi assembly constituency area in the fourth phase on Saturday.
“On April 17 (date of the fifth phase of the vote) also, the central forces will be in the booths. Incidents similar to those in Sitalkuchi can occur if people try to take the law into their hands,” he said.
His comment sparked protests with TMC demanding his immediate arrest.
“We demand his immediate arrest for making a statement so inflammatory that it will encourage the unleashing of happy forces and threaten the safety of the voters,” TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told reporters.
Left Front leader Sujan Chakraborty, also a CPI (M) candidate for the Jadavpur seat, said: “Dilip Ghosh is making irresponsible statements. His comment unmasks the fascist face of the BJP.”
Ghosh had previously made several controversial statements, sparking political storms and public outrage.

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