Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Mahila Congress worker accuses BJP of extortion

By PTI Updated: Jun 04, 2019 10:44 pm

Agartala, June 4 (PTI): A Mahila Congress worker from South Chandrapur village here, filed a complaint with the East Agartala Police Station on Monday saying that she has received extortion notices along with many others in the locality.
“I am a Mahila Congress worker.My family and I are being constantly threatened and attacked after since the results of the parliamentary elections were announced. Today, a letter was found in my house. The BJP and its workers, through the letter, demanded Rs 20,000 from my family, as extortion money,” Rupa Dey told reporters.

The Mahila Congress worker said that she has been away from her home since May 23 because her family has been under threat from BJP workers. The officer-in-charge of East Agartala Police Station, Manik Debnath, confirmed that an FIR was registered on Monday.

“We have received a complaint from Chandrapur area. These extortion notices were served to at least seven to eight people. We are investigating the matter,” the police officer said.

By PTI Updated: Jun 04, 2019 10:44:31 pm