An FIR was lodged against a professor of zoology at Calcutta University on Friday. When asked about this, Calcutta Police Chief said that FIRs have been registered in Hare Street Police Station under Sections 153 (1) B, 505 (1B) (intimidating the public), 506 (threat) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Police have launched an investigation into the allegation.
Our correspondent however gathered that the accused Professor Arindam Bhattacharya has denied the allegation of threatening the Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee. He said he was talking to his grandfather in the Facebook comment, maintaining that he did not talk about the Chief Minister, but about his own assassination.
Continuing, Prof. Bhattacharya said he does not have the power to threaten or assassinate the Chief Minister or the Prime Minister.
The Daily Vendor however learnt the police did not arrest the accused till night.
The allegation was said to have started before the assembly elections. The professor was the first to make such a comment in a WhatsApp group of professors. Although he denied the allegation.
But the professor reportedly made a comment about this in another platform on Thursday, he was quoted as saying, “I still want to kill … I’m not a foot-licking dog … I’m an uneducated opponent.”
A PhD researcher went to the police station to lodge a complaint against the professor soon after. From there he was told to lodge a complaint with the Lalbazar Cyber Police Department, Headquarter of Kokata City Police. The police subsequently took the allegation as an FIR as it may include serious conspiracy.
The Chief Minister herself is however not upset by this incident. In close quarters, she said that earlier also, there were many such plans and till date many are planning to kill her. But the people of Bengal will stop such conspiracies in a democratic way.
Bhattacharya’s colleagues are also quite upset about the matter. In this regard, few of his colleagues said that “Professor Arindam Bhattacharya is not a popular person and earlier also, there were many complaints against him. These kind of personalities are actually destroying the state’s education system overall. They are enjoying all kind of state government’s facilities but always into anti-state government activities”.