21 - 02 - 2019

Trinamool MLA Murder Case: Prime Accused Held

Shantipur, Feb 19,2019: The prime accused in the Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas murder case was arrested from West Midnapore district Monday, police said.

Abhijit Pundari was picked up from Radhamohanpur railway station, Superintendent of Police of Nadia district Rupesh Kumar said.

Biswas, the MLA of Krishnaganj, was shot dead in the evening of February 9 inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari village in Nadia district, about 15 kilometres from the Bangladesh border.

With the arrest of Pundari, a total of five persons have been into custody in the case.

Police arrested Sujit Mondal and Kartik Mondal on the night of the murder. Kalipada Mondal and Nirmal Ghosh were picked up from Hanskhali and Chakdaha areas of Nadia, respectively, on February 14.

BJP leader Mukul Roy was among those booked in connection with the killing of the MLA.

The Calcutta High Court had on February 13 directed the West Bengal police to not arrest Roy, who had quit the Trinamool Congress to join the BJP, till March 7 in connection with the murder case.

 

Pulwama Attack:Nadia’s Sudip Got Martyred

Kolkata, Feb 15,2019:Another jawan from Bengal was also martyred in Pulwama attack on Thursday. The martyred jawan Sudip Biswas is a resident of Hanspukuria of Tehatta in Nadia. Biswas belonged to 98 battalion.

Biswas came to his house in January this year and again joined his work in January only. He had said that he will again return to his house within two months. His marriage planning was also underway.

Death of his son reached his father Sanyasi Biswas on Thursday morning. According to latest reports, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed as an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into the bus carrying the jawans in J&K on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of Pulwoma district. Terror group JeM claimed responsibility for the incident, officials said.

Police have identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. He joined the Jaish-Mohammed in 2018, police said.

Ready To Lay Down My Life For Country: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Feb 14,2019:Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday addressed the ‘Tanashahi Hatao, Desh Bachao’ Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar, organised by the Aam Aadmi Party.

In her speech she called Narendra Modi and Amit Shah “two Gabbars” and said she was not afraid of their intimidation tactics. She also said that she was ready to lay down her life to save the country.

Earlier in the day, Mamata Banerjee had visited the Parliament. There she prayed in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi to save the Indian Constitution and Indian Democracy.

Mamata added that they can scare us, beat us up, burn our houses, cause riots, sell the country only for 20 days. Jo darte hain, woh marte hain. Jo ladte hain, woh jeet te hain. Hum ladna jante hain. What will you do? Send me to jail? Murder me? Send agencies? How many jails do you have?

I want to quote Subramanian Swamy. He tweeted that two media channels are in BJP’s pockets. I am not saying this. A BJP MP is saying this.From RBI to CBI, all the institutions have been destroyed. They are arm-twisting the media into silence. Even your money is not safe in banks. Everyone is under surveillance. Opposition leaders, even officials and their own party leaders are under surveillance, Mamata continued.

Matua votes or faction fight? What led to the murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas

Nadia, Feb 11,2019: The daylight murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas was the first time during TMC rule in West Bengal that the sitting MLA of the party was murdered in full public view.

The incident which took place on Sunday in Krishnagunj of Nadia district shook the political circles of the state. The TMC wasted no time in blaming the BJP for the murder of its MLA Satyajit Biswas. The party lodged an FIR and police also booked senior BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with this murder.

The BJP, however, has rejected all the allegations stressing that this murder has happened because of a factional fight in the TMC due to land syndicate issue. It is interesting to note that the deceased MLA represented Matua community, which holds sway in the region. For its part, the BJP is also trying its best to attract the votes of Matua community. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed a rally in Thakurnagar only to garner the votes of Matua community. The TMC is claiming that Satyajit Biswas was face of Matua community and BJP tried to bring Satyajit in their camp but he refused and this ultimately prompted the BJP to kill Biswas.

In FIR too, the popularity of Satyajit among Matua voters has been mentioned. The FIR also mentions how he was a hindrance in the BJP's plan to grab Matua votes.

But BJP has rejected all claims made by the TMC leaders and has repeatedly maintained that the late TMC MLA used to deal with land and this may be outcome of faction fight on some land issue. 

Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukul Roy has demanded that an independent agency should probe this case and truth should come out as soon as possible.

 

Circuit bench in north Bengal's Jalpaiguri gets cabinet nod

Kolkata, Feb 7,2019:The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of a circuit bench of the  Calcutta High Court in  Jalpaiguri district.

The proposed circuit bench will have jurisdiction over four districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri .

The decision to set up the circuit bench in north Bengal was taken in a full court meeting of the high court in 1988. The Union cabinet had also approved the move in June 2006.

A team of judges had visited the proposed site in  Jalpaiguri last August to assess the progress in the infrastructure, a statement by the Law Ministry said.

A circuit bench is for territories which are far flung, but do not have too many matters to justify a full-fledged permanent bench.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Attends Rally After 3 Years

Kolkata, Feb 3,2019: Ailing former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday attended a Left Front rally at Brigade Parade Ground, making a public appearance after a gap of almost three years.

Left Front chairman Biman Bose announced Bhattacharjee’s presence in the rally but said that he would hear the proceedings of the public meeting from inside his car due to ill health.

Bhattacharjee left the venue after some time, but his wife Mira Bhattacharjee stayed back.

The veteran CPI(M) leader, who was at the helm of the Left Front government in the state from 2000 to 2011, is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and has been confined to his home for several months.

Bhattacharjee had stepped down from the CPI(M) State Committee in March 2018, citing ill health.