West Bengal Police today registered a case over the alleged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shiekh Sufian lodged a complaint.
Meanwhile, some BJP leaders including the party's state Chief Spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya and Senior Leader Tathagta Roy visited the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata to meet the chief minister. However, doctors denied them permission to see Banerjee, reports Hindustan Times.
"We came to meet the chief minister on humanitarian ground. Doctors however didn't give us the permission. I wish we could meet her. We have met a state minister Arup Biswas instead and expressed her concern. We have told him (Biswas) to convey our message to the chief minister. We wish a speedy recovery" said Tathagata Roy at the hospital.
Banerjee sustained injuries in her leg and waist. According to her claim, she was pushed by four to five people hours after she filed her nomination for the assembly elections on Wednesday evening.
She is admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata with injury to her left leg, waist, shoulder, and neck, according to doctors.
"We have received a complaint from Mr Sufiyan. Our investigation is already underway and we are collecting evidence," news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.
The case was lodged under sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a senior police officer of the Purba Medinipur district was quoted as saying.