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When will Sheikh Shahjahan be arrested? TMC leader makes big claim

Feb 26, 2024 04:58 PM IST

Sheikh Shahjahan is absconding since the Jan 5 attack on Enforcement Directorate officials who had gone to Sandeshkhali to search his premises in a ration scam

Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Monday said that Sheikh Shahjahan, accused of land grabbing and sexual assault in North 24 Parganas village Sandeshkhali, will be arrested in seven days.

Ghosh's statement comes after the Calcutta high court stating that there is no stay on the arrest of Shahjahan, who is absconding since the January 5 attack on Enforcement Directorate officials who had gone to Sandeshkhali to search his premises in a ration scam.

“Public notice shall be given in this case. There is no stay order in Sandeshkhali cases. There is no reason to not arrest him,” the high court had said.

"About the arrest of Sheikh Shahjahan, Abhishek Banerjee is correct. The matter was stuck in the legal tangle of the court. The opposition was doing politics using this opportunity. Thanks to the High Court today for clarifying the matter and allowing the police to take action. Shajahan will be arrested within seven days," the TMC leader said.

TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee had claimed that Shajahan could not be arrested because of legal tangles and stay on FIRs filed by the police.

Sandeshkhali, a village in North 24 Parganas, has become a major flashpoint ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Several women have accused Shahjahan along with his aides Shibprasad Hazara and Uttam Sardar of land grabbing and sexual assault.

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TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh.
TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh.

‘Will intervene if elected govt does not act’: Bengal governor

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose has said that he will intervene if the government does not take action.

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“As we know from the newspaper reports, the Police came there, ministers went there, petitions were received. From what I understand from the newspapers, more than 800 petitions have been received. Process has started, women have come forward, they have started asserting themselves and now there will be a change,” the governor was quoted by ANI as saying.

"Generals may not fight, they make others fight. The Governor's job is to see when the elected government takes action within the rule of law. If that is not done, then the Governor will intervene," Bose added.

(With PTI, ANI inputs)

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