The Congress on Sunday alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mohammad Sohrab's son Sambia Sohrab was not arrested by the police but he surrendered, adding that the government wanted to establish its credential. "It's not an arrest, rather its surrender. The argument that has been advanced by the police administration is simply frivolous and childish. For the last four days, everybody knows that the person who had mowed down our soldier is the son of a TMC leader, who has got patronage of the ruling regime," West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told Media.
Chowdhury further said the Kolkata Police enacted the drama of arresting Sambia at the behest of the ruling regime. "As the pressure has been mounting upon the arrest, the government has not found any alternative, but to establish their credential, and that is why the fellow was instructed to surrender before the police," he added.
Sambia, the prime accused in the Red Road hit-and-run case in which an Air Force officer was killed, was arrested last night by the Kolkata Police. He was arrested around 11.10 p.m. while he was heading towards his in-laws' house. Sambia, who is expected to be produced before the court today, was behind the wheels of the Audi car which mowed down IAF officer Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud during a rehearsal of Republic Day parade here on January 13.