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Babul Supriyo attacked by mob, accuses TMC Minister Malay Ghatak

ANI  |  Asanol (West Bengal) [India] 

Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Tuesday was attacked with brick stones allegedly by (TMC) workers in Asanol when he was on his way to police station to protest against arrest of some (BJP) workers.

On his official Twitter account, Supriyo accused TMC Minister Malay Ghatak of scheming the attack.

"TMC MIN Malay Ghatak's goons inflicted this injury on my 'chest'' with a solid brick thrown 'FROM A DISTANCE"-Cowards (sic)," he said.

A video footage of the incident that has surfaced shows a violent mob attacking Supriyo's convoy. During the scuffle, one of the party workers was also thrashed and his clothes ripped off.

The mob pelted stones and thrashed party workers in presence of police officials.

"Someone caught this moment on camera!!!!! That big a stone thrown from a distance-COWARDs! I don't back off in front of goons of Malay Ghatak," he Tweeted.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 21:22 IST