Sheikh Shahjahan arrested 55 days after attack on ED officers, Kolkata News in Hindi

Sheikh Shahjahan arrested 55 days after attack on ED officers, Kolkata News in Hindi

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Kolkata,, Fifty-five days after the attack on Enforcement Directorate and Central Armed Police Forces personnel in Sandeshkhali, police arrested local Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shahjahan, the mastermind of the incident.

However, the police are maintaining silence on the time and place of his arrest. It is noteworthy that Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court T.S. Sivagnanam had said on Wednesday that any agency of the state or the Center has the right to arrest Shahjahan, adding that complaints of harassment from local people have been received against him for some years.
On Wednesday itself, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari had said that Trinamool leader Shahjahan is in the safe custody of Mamata Police since Tuesday midnight. According to the available information, Shahjahan is being kept in lockup inside the premises of Basirhat Sub-Divisional Court. Has gone, where he will be produced in the court this morning. It is noteworthy that the state administration was under pressure for a long time due to Shahjahan being absconding. He was claimed to have been seen by local people in Sandeshkhali and around North 24 Parganas district. The state police was also accused of protecting him. A section of the Trinamool Congress leadership was claiming that the police were not arresting Sheikh Shahjahan because the Calcutta High Court had stayed his arrest. But, Justice Shivagananam clarified on Tuesday and Wednesday that there is no stay on his arrest. The stay is only on the formation of a joint investigation committee of the CBI and the state police to investigate the case of attack on ED and CAPF officers. Political observers believe that after Justice Shivagananam made it clear on Wednesday that the arrest of Shahjahan is not a matter of the state or the Centre, Any agency could do it, the state police came under immense pressure to arrest him. Local people in Sandeshkhali had been protesting for some weeks against the sexual harassment of women by Shahjahan and his associates.–IANS

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