Saket Gokhale of Trinamool Parliament arrested by Gujarat Police for “tweeting about Morbi bridge collapse”, alleging Derek O’Brien party

Trinamool's Saket Gokhale Arrested By Gujarat Police Via Tweet About Morbi Bridge Collapse, Claimants

New Delhi:

Allegedly “political revenge” by the BJP, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has announced that its spokesman, Saket Gokhale, has been arrested by the Gujarat police for a tweet about the Morbi bridge collapse.

He took a flight Monday night from New Delhi to Jaipur in Rajasthan, from where he was “picked up” by the Gujarat Police on Twitter, Derek O’Brien, a senior leader of Bengal’s ruling party tweeted. .

“At 2 a.m. on Tuesday, he called his mother and told her that they would take him to Ahmedabad and that he would arrive in Ahmedabad at noon today. The police let him make the call. lasted those two minutes and then confiscated his phone and all his belongings,” Mr O’Brien added.

He said the case against the politician turned activist of RTI had been “cooked by the Ahmedabad city government”. [police] network about Saket’s tweet about the Morbi Bridge collapse.” He didn’t specify exactly which tweet it was.

In the Gujarat town of Morbi, a colonial-era suspension bridge collapsed on October 30, killing more than 130 people, just four days after it was reopened following renovations. The investigation pointed to the failure of the city government because the renovation contractor allegedly failed to follow the standards.

Member Rajya Sabha added: “All this cannot silence the All India Trinamool Congress and the Opposition. BJP takes political relations to a new level.”

Neither the BJP nor the Gujarat government have responded.

PTI news agency contacted Jaipur airport police chief Digpal Singh, who said: “I have no information. No one informed us.”


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