Case Slapped on BJP Leader For Announcing Rs 11L Bounty on Mamata

Asked if the BJP youth wing leader can be arrested, the officer said “If it is required, we will arrest him.”

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Yogesh Varshney (right) announced a bounty of 11 lakh on Mamata Banerjee’s head. (Photo: T<b>he Quint</b>)

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) counsellor on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against BJP youth wing leader Yogesh Varshney for announcing a Rs 11 lakh bounty in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head.

Manjushree Majumdar, Trinamool Congress counsellor of ward no 83 in the Kalighat area, where the Chief Minister resides, lodged a complaint with the Kalighat Police Station against Varshney, a senior officer of the force said.

We have received a complaint from the counsellor of ward no 83 against Varshney. We are looking into it.
Police Official

Earlier in the day, Varshney offered a bounty of Rs 11 lakh for TMC chief Banerjee's head, after the police in West Bengal used batons to disperse a rally raising slogans in praise of Lord Rama on Hanuman Jayanti.

Meanwhile, the state CID is likely to take over investigation against Varshney after the FIR.

A senior CID officer said the case may be taken up by them for the purpose of investigation and a CID team may visit Aligarh for further inquiry into the matter.

Asked if the BJP youth wing leader can be arrested, the officer said "If it is required, we will arrest him."

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