FIR lodged against Bengal's opposition leader over alleged 'cyclone Yass relief theft'
A case has been registered against BJP MLA and opposition leader in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari, following his alleged involvement in the theft of cyclone ‘Yaas’ relief material from a store of Contai Municipality in Purba Medinipur district. The case has been placed under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
As per the complaint filed by Ratnadip Manna, a member of the board of administrators of the municipality on June 1, he alleged that a tarpaulin worth around Rs two lakh was stolen from a store managed by the municipality on May 29.
According to sources, the FIR also mentioned Suvendu's brother Soumendu Adhikari, former chief of the civic body and two others, in connection to the theft.
During interrogation, the two arrested persons have admitted that they were directed by Suvendu Adhikari and his brother Soumendu to steal the relief material, a source in the Purba Medinipur District Police said.
However, Lok Sabha MP Sisir Adhikari, the father of Suvendu and Soumendu, said the FIR was nothing but a conspiracy by the ruling Trinamool Congress.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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