BJP candidate in West Bengal attacked twice during penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections as state again sees very high turnout, 80.16% this time
It was also alleged a Trinamool Congress worker was injured in firing by central forces who were with the BJP candidate who, however, denied the charge.
The former cop's convoy was attacked and the vehicles were vandalised, her party has blamed TMC for the assault.
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In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, who is contesting from Azamgarh, is up against Union Minister Maneka Gandhi from Pilibhit.
Ghosh, however, denied the allegations and claimed that the amount was for her personal expenses.
With BJP’s decision to field former IPS officer Bharati, electors in Ghatal are all set to witness a unique battle between a real-life cop and a reel superstar.
The Election Commission sought a report from the district administration after taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, officials said in Kolkata.
Once considered close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Ghosh joined the BJP after a falling out with her.
Pleading not guilty, the former Paschim Medinipur district superintendent of police claimed all the cases brought against her were false and demanded a lie-detecting test.
A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said no coercive action should be taken against her and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.
She was once considered close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and was also awarded a service medal on August 15, 2014.
Top female cop, who called West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee 'mother of Jangalmahal', resigns after transfer
Bharati Ghosh tendered her resignation to West Bengal DGP Surajit Kar Purakayasta on Thursday, which is yet to be accepted.
A woman district Superintendent of Police in West Bengal, who once referred chief minister Mamata Banerjee as ‘mother’, was transferred to a less significant post.