Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2020

FIR against BJP MP for ‘spreading rumour’ over deaths

Kolkata: An FIR has been registered against BJP MP Subhash Sarkar on charges of spreading a rumour through a social media post over the cremation of two bodies.

Bankura BJP MP Subhash Sarkar

Sources in the police said the FIR was registered against the Bankura lawmaker on Thursday after Trinamool Congress leader Jaydeep Chattopadhyay filed a complaint against him with the Bankura Sadar police station.

The BJP lawmaker had said on social media that the authorities were wrong in cremating two bodies and claimed the persons had died of coronavirus.

The TMC leader said, “The MP is a doctor himself. It is unfortunate that without seeing any report (of the two deceased), he tried to spread rumour through social media during the time of COVID-19 pandemic”.

The BJP MP hit back saying, “How did the administration cremate the bodies even before the test results have come?”

The bodies of two persons who died in a government hospital were cremated by the authorities on April 12 midnight.

Some people had demonstrated claiming that the two died of coronavirus.

PTI

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