Two more held in connection with Rampurhat violence

Two more held in connection with Rampurhat violence
Two more persons were arrested on Wednesday night in connection with Rampurhat violence. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sealed the house of another accused who has been absconding following the incident.

Fatik Sheikh and Bhasan Sheikh were arrested yesterday night and produced in court today morning. Another accused in the case, Lalan Sheikh’s house was sealed by the CBI today and CCTV footage was collected. Lalan Sheikh, who was named in the FIR, has been absconding for the last 11 days.

The Officer in-Charge of the Rampurhat Fire Station was summoned by the CBI and interrogated today. The Fire Brigade had reached Bogtui village at 10.30 PM and while dousing the fire rescued four persons from the house. In-Charge(IC) of Rampurhat and SDPO were present at the spot when the Fire Brigade team was at work. The statements of the suspended IC and SDPO have already been recorded. Certain questions have been raised why the Fire Brigade left the spot at 2am on Tuesday before dousing the fire completely.

“The CCTV footage of Bhadu Sheikh’s spot of murder has also been collected by the agency from Rampurhat police,” sources said.

Meanwhile, Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool Birbhum District President, who has been allegedly part of the money extortion, sand and stone quarry nexus, claimed on Thursday that he wanted to remove Anarul Hossain. However, he could not do so following intervention of Asish Banerjee, who Birbhum district chairman, and Deputy Speaker in West Bengal assembly.

“I wanted to remove Anarul Hossain after Bengal assembly results, where Trinamool performed poorly in the region. Trinamool leader Asish Banerjee requested me to keep Anarul till the next Panchayat polls. I had kept his request,” Mondal said. Anarul Hossain was arrested following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Bogtui village. She had directed Anarul Hosain to surrender or police will arrest him. Following Banerjee’s intervention Anarul was arrested by Rampurhat police.

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