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Sandeshkhali: Police detains Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee

West Bengal police today detained BJP MP Locket Chatterjee as the women's team of the saffron party was heading for trouble-torn Sandeshkhali

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Sandeshkhali: Police detains Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee

Locket  Chatterjee and a police officer entered into a verbal altercation after Chatterjee and accompanying representatives were prohibited from proceeding ahead.

A delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and BJP team led by Chatterjee and Agnimitra Paul, both general secretaries of the West Bengal unit were proceeding towards Sandeshkhali as per their plan. The place has been marred with vehement protests over allegations of atrocities on villagers by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders. 

They Were Stopped By The Police, Citing Prohibitory Orders.

The NHRC had issued a notice to the state government and police chief regarding ongoing violence and human rights violations in the area.

Yesterday, angry locals set fire to properties belonging to TMC leaders who have been accused of tormenting villagers in Sandeshkhali.

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has also compiled multiple complaints of forced land seizures and torture from the region.

The Sandeshkhali area has been in the news since the beginning of the year and unrest has intensified over the past 10 days as women protestors have sought justice against alleged atrocities committed on womenfolk by TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan and his men.

A large number of women in Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district have accused Trinamool Congress local leader and strongman Shajahan Sheikh as well as his supporters of “land-grabbing and sexually assaulting” them under coercion.

Shajahan Sheikh has been absconding since early January, when an ED team that went to investigate him was attacked by a mob consisting of individuals allegedly affiliated to him. The apex agency went to Sandeshkhali on January 5 to investigate Sheikh and his premises in connection with his alleged role in the ration scam.


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