A security alert was issued near the residence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (July 21) after a person with weapons and police sticker on a car tried to breach the security of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The person was arrested by police.
Commissioner of Police of Kolkata, Vineet Goyel, disclosed that the individual was found in possession of firearms, a dagger, and drugs inside his car. Moreover, he possessed multiple identity cards, including one purportedly from the Border Security Force (BSF).
"Our special branch and local police are examining him to determine his intentions. He claimed that he wanted to meet the Chief Minister. The arrested individual, Noor Amin, had several agency ID cards on him, along with firearms, a knife, dagger, and ganja," Commissioner Goyel stated.
Amin's black car bore the word "Police" on it, which aroused suspicion when he tried to gain entry into the residential area. Upon questioning by the police, his responses were deemed suspicious, leading to his apprehension and subsequent transport to the Kalighat police station for further investigation.
Amin is said to be a resident of Anandpur, located near south Kolkata.
Reacting to the incident, Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari criticized the police, claiming that they were more focused on other activities rather than their primary duty of ensuring security.
The incident has raised concerns over the need for heightened vigilance and security measures to protect prominent public figures and sensitive areas in Kolkata.