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Sovan hounds Gautam for comment on Majid master

Sukumar Debanth, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, April 10, 2011
First Published: 14:27 IST(10/4/2011) | Last Updated: 14:30 IST(10/4/2011)

Sovan Chatterjee has launched a scathing attack on Gautam Deb for his comment that Majid Master could be part of the CPI(M)’s poll machinery. 

A day before state  chief secretary Samar Ghosh said the government would oppose the bail petition of Master, Deb had said in a public meeting in North 24-Parganas that Master would be released from jail and be a part of door-to-door campaign in the area.

“The warrant against Master was pending for some time. Hence, he was forced to surrender. He will return to the take charge of the organisation as soon as possible and start the door-to-door campaign,” Deb, told the rally.

This is not the first instance of the party openly supporting criminals. The prime accused of Chhoto Angaria killings,

Sukur Ali and Tapan Ghosh, are still party forefronts in their own locality.

Demanding action against Deb, Chatterjee said: “He should be arrested and the election commission should take action against him.”

A CPI(M) leader from violence-torn Shashan in North 24-Parganas, Master is the prime accused in the murder of Trinamool leader Nur Ali Mollah. He had long been absconding and was finally arrested from Barasat on March 15.

Day before his arrest, Master's visit to the state CPI(M) headquarters had sparked a uproar. The Trinamool had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission.

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