Three BJP legislators taken into custody for flouting lockdown norms, released later

Three BJP MLAs had been on Sunday taken into custody right here on the cost of violating lockdown laws, a police officer stated.

The legislators — Shankar Ghosh, Anandamoy Burman and Sikha Chattopadhyay — had been protesting in opposition to alleged lack of measures on the a part of the state authorities to verify the rising variety of Covid-19 deaths in north Bengal.

They had been launched later within the day, the officer stated.

The MLAs, who had been apprehended after they had been staging a sit-in at Safdar Hasmi Chowk roundabout in Siliguri, claimed that they maintained all Covid-19 protocols in the course of the protest, and there was no gathering on the spot.

Hitting out at them, senior TMC chief Goutam stated that the BJP legislators “betrayed” the individuals of the area by organising a sit-in amid the lockdown.

“Let individuals see the actual face of BJP leaders, who’re least bothered about containing the unfold of the lethal virus. They solely consider in politicising disaster conditions,” he stated including that the state authorities is doing every little thing potential to combat the pandemic.

A 15-day lockdown got here into pressure in Bengal on Sunday, with the federal government setting up a bunch of stringent measures to curb the unfold of Covid-19.

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