BJP’ Suvendu is the person who called Sikh police officer ‘Khalistani’,ADG South Bengal warns of strict legal action

Abhijit Ray

Kolkata:BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari’s ‘Khalistani’ remark has sparked a political row in Bengal.Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari has been booked for branding a turbaned police officer on duty as a ‘separatist’.

Addressing a press conference from Sandeshkhali police station,ADG South Bengal,Supratim Sarkar claimed that Suvendu Adhikari had called police officer Jaspreet Singh a Khalistani.Strict action will be taken against him for his provocative remarks,the ADG said.

However, the Leader of the Opposition has denied the allegations.BJP workers including Suvendu Adhikari, Shankar Ghosh,Agnimitra Paul were stopped at Dhamakhali on their way to Sandeshkhali.

At the same time,Section 144 was imposed in 12 places of Sandeshkhali.Later,Suvendu and Shankar entered Sandeshkhali with the permission of the Calcutta High Court.

A scuffle broke out between BJP workers and police in Dhamakhali.The BJP workers allegedly called the Superintendent of Police,Jaspreet Singh a Khalistani.

This morning,the Leader of Opposition pointed a finger at Intelligence Branch Special Superintendent,Jaspreet Singh in Dhamakhali and said ‘Khalistani’.He said.

“This is Khalistani.”We are shocked to hear such insensitive,provocative and derogatory remarks from a political leader.This is a punishable offence.

Supratim Sarkar said necessary legal action will be taken against the Leader of the Opposition.