29 BJP members arrested by police for planning dacoity

Two BJP leaders of West Midnapore district and 27 other party activists were arrested for illegally possessing arms and ammunition and planning a dacoity, police said today.

BJP Nayagram West Block president Sukhendu Patra and BJP West Midnapore District Committee member Ardhendu Patra and 27 other party activists were arrested by police in the wee hours today for planning a dacoity and illegally possessing arms and ammunition, they said.

The two leaders and 27 other arrested BJP activists were produced before a local court which remanded Sukhendu Patra and Ardhendu Patra to nine-days police
custody while the 27 others were remanded to nine-days judicial custody.

Meanwhile, the BJP West Midnapore district secretary Sanjib Mahato alleged the arrest of the party leaders was a "planned conspiracy".

He claimed the party leaders and activists were returning after admitting a party worker to a health centre who was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress supporters.

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