The man, who slapped Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, was today booked for ‘attempt to murder’, even as police identified him as an active member of ABVP having direct connection with RSS leaders.
On the other hand, the police invoked milder charges against those who lynched Debashis Acharya, who was admitted to a state-run hospital in a serious condition.
Acharya (23) was arrested today after a case under 120B, 307, 323, 343, 447 and 506 of the IPC was registered against him for attacking the MP.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), meanwhile, denied that the youth who attacked Banerjee was a member of the organisation.
Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Abhishek Banerjee was slapped at a public meeting, allegedly by a party worker, in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district on Sunday afternoon.