TMC MP Sugata Bose threatened; six people arrested for extortion by Kolkata police

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose on Monday alleged that some people threatened and demanded money from him for carrying out renovation at his family residence in Kolkata after which six persons were arrested by police.

According to a senior officer of Kolkata Police, these six people were arrested after Bose lodged an FIR with the Ballygunge police station alleging that he was threatened by these people demanding extortion for the renovation work undergoing at their residence on Sarat Bose Road.

Sugata Bose, the Trinamool Congress MP from Jadavpur constituency is also the grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

File image of Trinamool MP Sugata Bose.  News Courtesy: IBNLive

File image of Trinamool MP Sugata Bose. News Courtesy: IBNLive

There has been renovation work going on at Bose's residence which is popularly known as the home of his father Netaji's nephew Shishir Bose. The renowned historian in his complaint alleged that extortionists threatened the family to stop renovation works if they are not paid, the officer said.

"The extortionists demanded money from Bose and his mother Krishna Basu following which there was an altercation between them. They fled when Bose enquired about their identity," the officer said. A quick investigation was initiated following which six locals from the area were arrested, he said.

"We are still investigating the matter and there could be more arrests also," he said. Following the incident, security has been beefed up at Bose's residence.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 08:10 AM

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