Kolkata: Baliganj Police arrested three youths on charges of attempting a sting operation on former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra. According to reports, one of the accused is a student of Presidency University. Baliganj Police have already started an investigation into the incident on the basis of the former minister’s allegations.

On Friday (September 4), three youths went to an automobile office at Baliganj Place in South Kolkata. Former state minister Madan Mitra is associated with the automobile office. According to sources, the youths were secretly taking pictures and videos of Madan Mitra on their devices inside the office. The three youths were caught as soon as the matter came to the notice of others. After this, the police arrested the three accused on the basis of allegations made by the former minister. It is known that the three accused; Ankan Dutt, Sanjay Chakraborty, and Mrinal Mukherjee are all residents of Belgharia.

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Upon becoming aware of the incident, the family members of the accused met Madan Mitra on Friday night. They apologised to him. Baliganj Police have started an investigation into the incident. Initially, it is believed that the three youths were collecting videos and pictures with the plan of blackmailing Madan Mitra. The mobile phones of the accused have been confiscated.

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According to local sources, the accused are BJP workers. It is also being investigated whether there is any political connection behind the incident.