Kolkata: An arrest warrant has been issued by the Burdwan court against the state Bharatiya Janata Party president Dilip Ghosh, in a one-year-old case.
The warrant has been issued in connection to an incident where the Midnapore MP was seen making “offensive” and “inflammatory” speeches against the West Bengal Police.
During a public meeting on November 4 last year, Ghosh had lashed out at the police and said the entire department was rotten in corruption. “The police officials in this state are completely inundated in corruption,” Ghosh had alleged.
“Without bribe no one gets a job in police. For promotion as well, one has to pay bribe. From SP to OC, everyone takes bribe and the entire amount goes to the Trinamool Congress fund,” the BJP leader said, as quoted by The Statesman.
Following this controversial remark, a police officer in Burdwan had lodged a complaint against Ghosh.
The official had claimed that the BJP veteran’s statement had hurt the image of police and created a delusion in the mind of civilians.
Responding to the news, Ghosh said, “A case is being registered against me everyday. I haven’t yet heard of this one. If there is an arrest warrant against me, I’ll appeal for bail.”