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Trinamool's Arabul arrested for attack on Rezzak

IANS  Kolkata, January 17, 2013
First Published: 15:45 IST(17/1/2013) | Last Updated: 15:46 IST(17/1/2013)

Former Trinamool Congress legislator Arabul Islam was on Thursday arrested for allegedly leading attacks against CPI-M leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah and other Marxist activists, police said.

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Arabul was taken into custody on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, district police superintendent Pravin Tripathi said.

Mollah, a former minister and a senior legislator, was severely beaten up by Trinamool workers led by Arabul on January 6 when he went to Bamanghata area where a Communist Party of India-Marxist office had been damaged.

Mollah was admitted to hospital with multiple injuries. The attack caused a political uproar.

The disturbances stretched to Jan 8 when a number of political activists were injured in firing and clashes between the Trinamool and CPI-M.

Governor MK Narayanan had said: "This is not a good political culture. I think some sort of goondaism is going on here."


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