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Mamata, Amit Mitra heckling incident: SFI General Secretary, 5 others arrested

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Apr 22, 2013 at 02:15pm IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested the General Secretary of Students Federation of India (SFI) and five others in connection with the heckling incident during which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra were attacked by suspected SFI activists in Delhi as they tried to enter the Planning Commission building.

The Trinamool Congress on Monday warned that it will not allow Parliament to function as there had been no arrests in the case.

Parliament's Budget Session resumed on Monday and within minutes, the Lok Sabha had to be adjourned following TMC uproar over the case.

The SFI had last week apologised for the attack on Mamata and Mitra. The duo were heckled by SFI activists as they made their way to the Planning Commission building in the capital. Mitra suffered injuries during the melee and had to be hospitalised later on.

SFI General Secretary Ritabrata Banerjee, however, had then insisted that he wasn't directly involved in the assault. He also pitched for active student politics and said campuses mustn't be depoliticised.

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