Kolkata : Acting on a complaint from city Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay,the police today arrested his wife on charge of squatting in front of his house after midnight, allegedly humiliating his staff and disturbing his peace of mind According to the police, their family feud came to the street after Mayo”r wife Ratna Chattopadhyay began a sit in dharna in front of the rented house of her husband at Gol Park area in South Kolkata after midnight last night alleging that the Mayor was not signing some important official documents regarding their daughter”s proposed foreign trip and was deliberately harassing her.
A number of people also joined her in the dharna and started shouting slogans against the Mayor in the dead of night despite causing huge inconveniences to other residents in the locality. Though a police force from the local police station rushed to the spot and tried to convince the Mayor”s wife to withdraw the dharna and sort out their differences within the family,she allegedly refused to cooperate and continued her agitation till this morning generating lot of curiosity among the people.
Finding no other alternative Mayor Sovan Chattopadhay lodged a complaint to the local police station,forcing the police to arrest her this morning.However,she was soon allowed to go free soon. While the Mayor described the sudden dharna of his wife in front of his house after midnight as nothing but a well thatched conspiracy to humiliate him before the people and harass him in the name of their daughter”s future education,his wife said she had no other way but to stage the drama for the sake of their daughter.
Despite repeated attempts my father also did not want to talk to me even over telephone,the daughter said. Now it remains to be seen in which way the infamous feud within the family of the city”s first citizen would take a turn after it had already gone to the court with Sovan filiing a suit for divorce against Ratna.