Published On : Thu, Dec 15th, 2016

Flashing news – RBI Governor Urjit Patel manhandled at Kolkatta airport by Congress workers


New Delhi : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel, who was in Kolkata to conduct the central board meeting following demonetization, was reportedly manhandled by some people present at the airport when he was checking in to board the flight back to Delhi.

It seems that after entering the airport, he let go of his security detail, thinking he was safe inside. When at the check in counter , or check in, details are still hazy on this, he was seen getting an argument with some people present there after which tempers got heated and he was even shoved and pushed around.

Earlier in the day, he was shown black flags by Trinamool Congress supporters outside the regional RBI office in the city.

TMC supporters sporting black flags and shouting slogans ‘Go back Urjit’ had staged a demonstration outside the RBI office. Later, a procession led by senior TMC leaders reached the office and registered their protest against demonetization. There is a report that even Congress had taken out a procession wearing black flags.

Patel met senior officials of RBI to take stock of the situation prevailing in eastern and north-eastern states post demonetization. However, Patel was seen dodging the media right from his arrival in the city