Those involved in movements are being targetted: Mamata Banerjee

by Times of India

KOLKATA: Reacting to the arrest of

JNU alumnus


rights activist Umar Khalid

in connection with the Delhi riots,

West Bengal

Chief Minister

Mamata Banerjee

on Monday said that action should be taken if there is


of wrongdoing.

Apparently hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, Banerjee, who has been one of its most stringent critics, said those involved in “movements (against NPR, NRC) have been targeted (by the ruling party)”.

“I too have seen it (the news od Khalid’s arrest) in newspaers. First they (the Centre) had named

Sitaram Yechuri

in the chargesheet and now they have removed it. But, they have put the names of Yogendra Yadav and others (in the chargesheet) … This is not right in democracy. If someone has done something wrong and you have evidence of it then action should be taken as per law,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

Khalid was arrested by

Delhi Police

late on Sunday night for his alleged involvement in the February Delhi riots case.

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