Mamata Appoints 5 Member Committee To Probe Vidyasagar Statue Vandalism


Kolkata: West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday constituted a five-member committee to look into the recent vandalism of iconic Bengali writer and reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue in Kolkata on Tuesday.

According to reports, the five-member committee has been formed under the state’s Home Secretary, Alapan Bandyopadhyay. While Bandyopadhyay will head the committee, Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma, IPS Javed Shamim, IPS Kousik Das and Principal of Vidyasagar College will be the other members of the committee.

The order issued by the Chief Minister’s office said that ”new Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay-led five-member committee will probe into the incident of vandalism of 200-year-old Vidyasagar statue.” The TMC government had earlier appointed a Special Investigation Team to investigate the incident. Vidyasagar’s statue was damaged during a roadshow of Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah in Kolkata.