KOLKATA: Actor-turned BJP leader Roopa Ganguly was on Sunday heckled and her convoy attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters near Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district when she was returning to the city.
"Despite several requests, Roopa stopped her car and two other cars in her convoy near Diamond Harbour on her way to Kolkata and started talking to locals, which enraged them. Some boys threw stones at the convoy while few women from the locality pulled Roopa's hair and slapped another woman who was with her," the officer said.
The police posted there intervened and restrained the locals and took control of the situation, he said, adding though Roopa was "not injured", she was taken to a local hospital, where from she was released after a check-up.
The BJP leader and the party workers accompanying her, however, alleged that they were attacked by TMC activists.
Ganguly, the chief of BJP's state Mahila Morcha unit, had unsuccessfully contested from Howrah (North) seat against TMC's Laxmi Ratan Shukla in the just-concluded state assembly elections.