Union Minister Babul Supriyo was today attacked with bricks allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists here, when he was on his way to a police station to stage a protest against the arrest of some BJP workers.
Supriyo said he had informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the incident and the latter will seek a report regarding the same from the state.
"I was going to the police station to secure release of some of my partymen. I was hit with bricks and windowpanes of my car were damaged by TMC workers," the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, alleged.
"They also showed me black flags. I do not know why the police allowed the mob to come near my car," he said.
Supriyo told PTI, "There was protest regarding illegal slaughter houses operating in Asansol under the patronage of TMC minister Malay Ghatak. These slaughter houses are causing havoc to the environment. I have informed the Home minister about the incident and he will seek a report from the state."
Video footage of the incident showed Supriyo standing on the foot board of a vehicle and a stone landing on his chest.
BJP sources said the Union minister received injuries in the attack.
The BJP state unit has decided to observe a 12-hour bandh all over Asansol and demonstration by burning the effigy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at every district headquarters and a mass agitation. A protest rally has also been planned at at Hazra More.
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