The mother of Debanjan Ballav, the person who is alleged to have pulled Union Minister Babul Supriyo's hair during the Jadavpur University disturbances on Thursday (19 September), has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. Supriyo assured the aged woman that he won't harm her son.
On Friday, Supriyo had tweeted Ballav's photograph and posted: "This is the guy who led the assault in #JadavpurUniversity. we will find him out and then see what @MamataOfficial does to him in terms of charging him for assault without ANY PROVOCATION whatsoever from our/my side".
Rupali Ballav told Supriyo in a video that has become viral that she has brought her son up after much hardship and appealed to the Minister not to 'harm him'. "I want to tell Babulda that I have brought him up after much hardship. Please don't harm him," she was seen pleading with folded hands in the video.
In his reply, Supriyo said. "Aunty, don't worry. I won't harm your son. I want him to learn from his mistake."
Supriyo said he had not even filed any FIR against anybody after what happened at Jadavpur University.
On Thursday, the university plunged to an unprecedented lawlessness with Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar rushing in with a large police force after Supriyo was heckled, slapped and detained for hours by pro-Left students at a seminar, organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
(With inputs from IANS.)
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