Purulia: Congress Purulia MLA Sudip Kumar Mukherjee alias Kaltu (46) has been arrested by police on Friday evening. This after Mukherjee, who is also a councillor of Purulia Municipality, forayed into the civic body office in the second half of the day and allegedly snatched cheque books and documents concerning tax collected by the civic body so to “unearth” corruption.
After the Congress MLA walked away with the documents, Trinamool resorted to a blockaded at Hospital More in Purulia town and also a demonstration at the civic body office. Purulia Municipality authorities also lodged an FIR against him.
Subsequent to this, cops from the Purulia Sadar police station arrested Mukherjee in the evening from while he was attending a Congress meeting. Purulia superintendent of police Joy Biswas said that the arrest has been made as the MLA robbed documents pertaining to financial matters of the civic body, which is ruled by Trinamool.
The MLA has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 379 (theft), 186 (obstructing public servant in duty), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 353 (assaulting public servant). He will be produced before the Purulia district court tomorrow.
While being arrested away by police, Mukherjee said that he has been held as because he raised voice for people and against rampant corruption in the Trinamool led civic body.