BJP Yuva Morcha president of Jalpaiguri arrested for inflammatory social media post

Ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s visit to West Bengal – where among other programmes he is scheduled to meet the party’s information technology cell – Jalpaiguri district BJP youth wing vice-president, Sumit Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly posting inflammatory comments on social media. It was alleged that the post could have triggered communal violence in the area. Chakraborty heads the party’s IT cell in the district.

Following the complaint of local Trinamool Congress leader Bikash Basak on Monday, officers of Kotwali police station arrested Chakraborty.

In the build-up to campaigning for next year’s Lok Sabha elections, Shah today is slated to hold talks with the state IT cell members to discuss how to effectively use the social media in the coming days.


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