Former TMC leader arrested for allegedly threatening hospital staff at gun point
Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Ashish Dey, who was caught on camera threatening the staff of a private hospital at gun point was arrested on Monday.
He will be produced in a court later today.
In a complaint lodged by the manager of the hospital, it has been alleged that a group, led by Dey, went inside the hospital building on Friday night. Dey reportedly had an argument with the hospital staff and allegedly brandished a revolver to threaten them. Dey reportedly also threatened the staff of shutting down the nursing home.
The hospital's managing director JP Khaitan said, "He first started a verbal spat with our employees accompanied by a group who repeatedly pleaded with them to leave the hospital premises. Dey then suddenly whipped out a revolver and threatened our staff."
After the incident came to light, Trinamool leaders claimed that Dey had been thrown out of the party a long time ago.
Trinamool MP Shatabdi Roy said, "Ashish Dey is no more with our party. He was suspended a couple of years back."
However, Ashish Dey has denied allegations against him, saying that: "I have been falsely implicated."