Tapadar was assaulted on the Kalyani Expressway at Jagaddal of North 24 Parganas district, said former state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya.

"All the attackers were Trinamool men, who were armed to the teeth. I have complained to chief electoral officer Sunil Gupta," he said.

Bhattacharya said Tapadar was also threatened a few days back."The administration knows that. But still, they did not make any special security arrangement for him," he said.

Angry Congress supportes blocked the main Ghoshpara Road at Palta and Tapadar lodged a complaint in the police station at about 9 pm.

The blockade was lifted after an hour following assurance of immediate action from the police, DC Traffic of Barrackpore Police Commissionarate Debasish Bej said.


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