Police faced a tough situation to produce CP leaders in court
Statesman News Service
Malda, 6 January
Excitement rocked Chanchal today after the Congress affiliate students’ organisation Chhatra Parishad (CP) supporters started a prolonged demonstration demanding release of two CP activists who were arrested yesterday for allegedly manhandling the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Pinaki Ranjan Das.
The CP supporters even blocked National Highway-81 till their organisational colleagues were released on bail from Chanchal sub-divisional court.
Police sources informed that while those two CP activists Samim Hossain and Mirajul Islam were obstructing the vehicle of the SDPO with their running motorcycle.
When the SDPO got down from the car and
asked them to drive obeying the traffic rules, the
duo allegedly manhandled him.
Mr Hossain and Mr Islam, on the contrary, claimed that they had not assaulted the SDPO.
Rather, the SDPO himself and his securities severely beat them before bringing them to the police station. Later, they were arrested on false charges, CP supporters claimed.
Since this morning, the CP supporters in large numbers started gathering in front of Chanchal police station.
The Block Congress leaders too rushed there.
Rehena Bibi, a zilla parishad member from Chanchal-II block and sister of Mr Islam claimed that no one would believe that two students beat the SDPO publicly.
“Rather police arrested him on false charges and Mr Hossain as he had joined the CP recently quitting the SFI,” she said.
Chanchal Congress leader, Indranarayan Majumdar, too blamed police for arresting ‘innocent’ CP leaders.
This morning, the CP supporters virtually
blocked the gate of the
police station and lay on
the street. They blocked NH-81 too.
Police had to face a tough situation to produce those CP leaders in court.
Later, they were released on bail.
The SDPO, Mr Das, refused to comment in this regard.
The SP, Malda, Mr Kalyan Mukherjee, said that Mr Das had informed him about the attack by the CP leaders.
"The SDPO had to undergo primary treatment. Students’ leaders’ complaints were being looked into too. Police have been enquiring into the matter," he said.