KOLKATA: A petition was filed in the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking a directive to police to find and produce a young BJP worker — who has allegedly been kidnapped — before the court.
According to the petition filed by advocate Brajesh Jha, Pankaj Singhania had given a speech at a street corner meeting on Baghbazar Street and was on his way home around 9.30pm on October 6.
Accompanied by friend and BJP local functionary Ritesh Singh, the two had barely gone 150 metres when Singhania was thrust inside an SUV and driven away. Singh, who managed to escape, informed Jha, who lodged an FIR with Shyampukur police.
The man is yet to be traced despite the local DCP and the commissioner being sent an email the following day itself, said the petition. It further said police were not responsible enough and claimed Singhania might be framed. The matter is likely to be heard in the HC on Thursday.
Shyampukur police said they had been informed by Lalbazar that Singhania was seized by the anti-rowdy section of the detective department in an arms case.
“We will submit our reply to the court about how the arrest was carried out as per rule of law,” said an officer at Lalbazar.