SIT Formed To Probe Vidyasagar Statue Vandalism

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Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday set up a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Vidyasagar statue vandalism incident that took place during a massive roadshow of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata on May 14.

The SIT will be headed by Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (North) Debasish Sarkar. In the meantime, the Election Commission on Thursday removed two more close aides of Mamata Banerjee with immediate effect. Diamond Harbour SDPO Mithun Kumar Dey and Amherst Street office in-charge Kaushik Das were today relieved by the poll panel over the recent Kolkata violence.

The vandalisation of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s bust and clashes during BJP chief Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday triggered a fierce blame game between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress. The Election Commission had on Wednesday also ordered the removal of Principal Secretary (Home) Atri Bhattacharya and Rajeev Kumar from their posts. Kumar was questioned by the CBI in February this year in connection with its probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund case.