KOLKATA: The CCTV footage of the May 31 incident at Behala Chowrasta crossing may provide key leads to ascertain whether it was a road rage or an attack on the son of BJP leader Baishali Dalmiya, Aditya. In her FIR lodged with the police, Baishali claimed that three persons were involved in the attack on her son, which, she alleged, was “orchestrated”.
Her complaint names three persons — two persons in the car and an unidentified bike-borne assailant. She, however, suspects that there were seven others involved in the incident. Cops arrested the car driver, Parijat Laha, who was later granted bail. Others will be questioned. Baishali on Thursday told TOI, “I have shared a few important leads with the police.
This includes the registration number of a bike, the owner of which was involved in the attack too. I have done the medico-legal report of my son from a government hospital. I have told them how the assailants tore his T-shirt and wrapped it around his neck in a bid to choke him. This happened even though my son was not driving the car.
This shows criminals were involved in the attack.” The FIR has been drawn under IPC sections like 323, 241, 327 and section 114. She also said, “When I reached the spot, I too was pushed around, for which I am planning to lodge another FIR. I cannot believe that there can be such open hooliganism in the daylight at this place. Criminals have no political affiliation, but they must not be allowed to get away,” she said.
“The process to trace the accused is still on,” said a police officer.Cops are also probing the reasons that led to the violence. “Statements are being recorded,” said the officer.