Humayun Kabir threatens Bharatpur OC, cop hits back with FIR

Humayun Kabir threatens Bharatpur OC, cop hits back with FIR

Asim Kumar Pramanik

BEHRAMPORE, 28 DEC: A faction feud in Trinamul Congress party ultimately came down to a duel between the Bharatpur MLA, Humayun Kabir of TMC and the Officer-in-Charge of Bharatpur police station, sources said. The conflict snowballed into a legal battle with the MLA allegedly threatening the OC of humiliation and the OC, Raju Mukherjee swiftly hitting back with an FIR against the MLA.  

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It was alleged that on 24 December this year, the TMC MLA, while addressing a party workers’ meeting at Bharatpur, held out threat of possible assault and humiliation against the OC of Bharatpur police station.

According to a video footage that went viral this week, the MLA raised allegation that the OC had safeguarded the section of TMC cadres who openly launched anti-party campaigns to defeat the official candidate (Humayun Kabir himself) of TMC from Bharatpur during the last Assembly election.

The viral footage also featured Humayun Kabir issuing a verbal ultimatum of 48 hours within which the OC would be transferred if he (Raju Mukherjee, the Bharatpur OC) keeps supporting the TMC saboteurs and rebels. Kabir allegedly threatened to stage agitation intended to humiliate the OC in the Bharatpur PS office.

On 26 December, 2021 the OC filed an FIR (No. 331 / 2021) at Bharatpur PS accusing the TMC MLA of a host of offences including criminal intimidation and abetment to violence and disruptive actions.

According to the FIR, the MLA was booked under Sections 116,117, 119 and 153 of IPC, sources informed. “I am least concerned because in my prolonged political career I have faced dozens of such cases lodged by the police in Bengal. But I do not like to court complications further because I am an MLA of the ruling TMC party and the OC is also a government official. I have decided to surrender to the Court. I have faith in the judiciary. Law should take its own course”, Humayun Kabir said today.      

The OC, Bharatpur, Raju Mukherjee declined comment.

The Murshidabad district police, however, has no plan to arrest the TMC MLA, police source informed.
Humayun Kabir, the accused MLA said that he would also not file any petition for his anticipatory bail.

Kabir has a checkered history of a political career spanning four decades. He was originally elected as a Congress MLA. The Congress leader, Adhir Chowdhury (who is now the state Congress president), had fielded him from Rejinagar Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district. Subsequently, Humayun Kabir left the Congress and joined TMC.

The Mamata Banerjee government had made him a minister apparently intending to see him a winner against the Congress candidate backed by Adhir Chowdhury in the by-election caused by Humayun’s resignation as MLA from Rejinagar. Humayun lost the seat to the Congress contestant, Rabiul Alam Chowdhury. Later on, Rabiul also left the Congress and joined the TMC.

Meanwhile, Humayun Kabir stoked controversy by accusing the TMC of dynasty politics. This led to his suspension from the party and he left the TMC.

He contested the last Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate from Murshidabad constituency. He lost the LS seat to Abu Taher Khan of TMC. Kabir rejoined TMC and was elected an MLA from Bharatpur constituency in the last Assembly election in Bengal. 

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Tags: #HumayunKabir #BharatpurOC #TMCMLA #FactionFeud #Murshidabad

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