Sanmoy Banerjee stated he was subjected torture in jail.
Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Bengal Congress chief Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to “inhuman torture” and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours on the behest of “aunt and nephew” (a reference to Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee) as he had been talking out in opposition to the rule of the “jungle” they’d established.
“I had to witness such things on the soil of Bengal. I bow my head in shame while narrating this… It was done under the instructions of the ‘aunt’ and the ‘nephew’,” he stated.
Sanmoy Bandopadhyay was arrested on numerous costs together with forgery, defamation and intent to impress breach of the peace, after he criticised the ruling Trninamool Congress by video posts on the social media.
“I was subjected to inhuman torture… They rained 40-50 blows on me,” stated the journalist-turned-politician, who since June had been posting every day movies on his YouTube channel ‘Banglar Barta’, sharply essential of the federal government, senior bureaucrats and law enforcement officials.
Sanmoy Bandopadhyay broke down whereas narrating his ordeal.
“I asked for water so many times, I could see they were all drinking water. But I was not given a single drop to drink for 14 hours. I was made to sit on a stool in the police station. At 4.50 a.m. they took me outdoor, put me in a vehicle, but did not answer my repeated questions as to where they were taking me,” he stated.
“If I have written something unjust, there generally is a defamation case in opposition to me. But what is that this? I am indebted to Nepal da (Congress MLA Nepal Mahato). Had he and different occasion leaders not been there, I would not have survived. There had been occasions when I felt I will die.
“But why ought to they use the police to torture me? I do not know whether or not such issues occurred even within the regime of Hitler or Mussolini,” he stated.
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