BJP MLA and the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari sought a direction to the Calcutta High Court to quash the FIR registered against him in the tarpaulin theft case, but he did not get any relief from the court on Monday. The High Court will hear the matter on June 22.
the complaint submitted by Manna at Kanthi Police Station in June reads: "On 29 May at 12:30 pm as per direction of Suvendu Adhikari and his brother and former Municipal Chief Soumendu Adhikari of Kanthi Municipality, Government tripal, whose estimated value is lakhs of rupees, was taken away from municipality office godown by forcefully and illegally opening locks". The complaint also mentioned that the BJP leaders used the help of armed central forces for the alleged theft.
On June 5, an FIR was filed against the BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and his brother Soumendu Adhikari on the charges of stealing relief material from the Kanthi Municipality office. According to the police, the case has been filed against the Adhikari brothers on the complaint of Ratnadip Manna, a member of the Kanthi Municipal Administrative Board.