No connection with driver of car that mowed IAF man: TMC

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Kolkata, Jan 16: Trinamool Congress today said the driver of the car which mowed down an Air Force officer here should be booked as per law and made it clear that the party has no connection with him or his father.

"The culprits must certainly be booked as per law of the land. We have nothing to do with them and have never had anything to do with them," TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said in a statement.

Opposition CPI(M) had yesterday alleged that police was reluctant to take action in the matter because of the proximity of the accused with the ruling party.

Describing the incident as "horrific", the TMC Rajya Sabha MP said the car owner, reported to be in the driver's seat, has no connection with his party.

"His father is a minor political activist elected to the state assembly with Left Front support in 2006. Neither the alleged driver of the car, nor his father has ever attended formal, committee or organisational meetings of TMC.

"Neither of them has ever been appointed to a post or got a letter to this effect from the party," he said.

Police have issued look out notice against Ambia Sohrab, Sambia Sohrab and their father former RJD MLA Mohammed Sohrab, who are absconding after the speeding car reportedly owned by them killed the 21-year-old officer at Red Road on Wednesday.

A city police officer said teams of the force have already fanned out to neighbouring states in search of the trio.


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