BURDWAN (WB): An acting prinicpal of Raj College here was today allegedly assaulted by a Trinamool Congress councillor, prompting the TMC leadership to expel him from the party.
Tarakeshwar Mondal, acting principal of Raj college, had lodged an FIR with Burdwan police station alleging Basir Ahmed alias Badshah, the councillor of ward no 27, had slapped him in the face, rained blows on him, pinned him to the ground,kicked him and threatened him with a gun at a picnic organised at Lakurddi Jalkal ground by TMC councillor of ward no 23,Khokon Das, a police officer said.
Mondal was admitted to Burdwan Medical College and hospital, he said.
Mondal alleged that Badshah together with outsiders was trying to create unrest inside the college.
"As he had protested against outside interference in the college, the assault was launched on him," the Principal added.
Badshah, who has since been absconding, has denied assaulting the principal although he did admit there was a face-off, the police officer said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth Services and Housing, Arup Biswas, who is also observer for Burdwan, has announced that Badshah had been expelled (RPT expelled) from the party.
Trinamool Chhatra Parishad today gheraoed the Burdwan police station protesting against the attack on the principal.