Nandigram Incident Was An Accident And Not An Attack On Mamata, Say Police Findings Sent To EC: Report
Nandigram Incident Was An Accident And Not An Attack On Mamata, Say Police Findings Sent To EC: ReportMamata Banerjee

Preliminary police findings which have been submitted to the Election Commission have found that the reported injuries sustained by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were a result of an accident and not an attack, The Print has reported.

The report claims that cops have drawn this preliminary conclusion based on video footage and eyewitness accounts of local cops and Trinamool Congress members.

The cops say that she sustained the injury when her car hit a small iron pole. Banerjee who was waiving to her supporters with the car door open sustained injuries after the door abruptly shut as a result of the impact.

Speaking to the media after the incident, Banerjee though alleged that she was attacked by four-five men who banged the car door to hurt her.

Trinamool Congress' Rajya Sabha MP Derek o'Brien has also filed a complaint with the EC, alleging that the incident was a deep-rooted conspiracy to kill Banerjee.

Her nephew Abhishek Banerjee claimed that this incident would severely dent BJP's electoral chances in West Bengal as he tweeted, "BJP, brace yourselves to see the power of people of Bengal on Sunday, 2 May".

Mamata Banerjee has now been admitted to the SSKM Hospital where she will reportedly be kept under observation for 48 hours for the injuries sustained.

Both the BJP and the Congress have termed Banerjee and her party's reactions as a drama.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber