Kolkata: Tapan Ghosh and party leader Divakar Bhuiyan of Chhota Angaria were attacked in Garbeta. Tapan’s son, who is a doctor by profession, was also attacked. The car in which they were travelling was vandalised. The incident took place on Thursday (August 27) afternoon in Vedua near Uttarbil. Tapan’s head was seriously injured. His son, Divakarbabu, and the driver of the vehicle were also injured. They were rescued and admitted to Garbeta Hospital. The Trinamool Congress was blamed for the incident.

The district CPI(M) claimed that Tapan Ghosh and Divakar Bhuiyan took Tapan’s son with them for treatment of Ranjit, a senior worker of the party who has fallen sick, at Kamarbazar in Uttarbil on Thursday (August 27) afternoon. On their way back, their vehicle was stopped near Vedua. They were attacked by a few miscreants.

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Tapan Ghosh said, “We called the nearby police station immediately after being attacked. The police took one hour to arrive. We were attacked in front of the police. Later, a few more officers arrived and rescued us from the attack. The police admitted us to hospital.”

The victims have blamed the Trinamool Congress for the incident. In this context, Trinamool district president Ajit Maiti said, “Tapan Ghosh and party leader Divakar Bhuiyan went to hold a secret meeting of the party even on the day of lockdown. Watching them, public outrage erupted. In that area, 18 people were killed by the CPI(M). No dead body was traced in Chhota Angaria. CPI(M) leaders have become victims of public anger. Trinamool has no connection to the incident. Police have started an investigation.”