Trinamool Congress MP Santanu Sen claims getting death threats from unknown numbers for over a month, files complaint

  • Santanu Sen said that the number of calls threatening to put an end to his life has escalated in the past few weeks

  • Sen, however, did not specify the reason for the threats

  • Sen is a key organisational leader of the TMC in North Kolkata and its suburbs

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Santanu Sen on Monday claimed that he has been receiving death threats from unknown persons for the past several days. Sen, however, did not specify the reason for the threats.

 Trinamool Congress MP Santanu Sen claims getting death threats from unknown numbers for over a month, files complaint

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He said that the number of calls threatening to put an end to his life has escalated in the past few weeks which prompted him to lodge a police complaint. It may be recalled that the party's Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot from point blank range by unidentified assailants in full public view on 9 February inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari village in Nadia district.

"I have been receiving life threats from unknown numbers for the last one-and-a-half month. Initially, I had ignored those threats since I am a politician," Sen said.

However, in the last few weeks, the number of such calls have increased sharply, he said. "My family members and well-wishers suggested me to intimate the police. So I had lodged a complaint at the local police station," Sen said.

Sen is a key organisational leader of the TMC in North Kolkata and its suburbs. The TMC leadership has recently sought reports from the party's district presidents regarding the security status of MLAs and important leaders in the respective districts.

Apart from enhancing security of MLAs, the district leaders are also keen on providing additional security to key people in the organization's set up ahead of the elections.

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Updated Date: Feb 18, 2019 13:24:07 IST