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In a horrific attack on CPI(M) activists who were coming to join a
rally protesting attack on senior Party leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah,
Trinamool Congress goons indiscriminately fired and burnt the vehicles
carrying people. The gruesome incident took place in Bamanghata, in the
outskirts of Kolkata today. At least three CPI(M) activists with serious
bullet injuries have been admitted in hospital while some more received
grievous injuries. 8 trucks and mini trucks were burnt and four more
were ransacked. The entire attack was led by Arabul Islam, a TMC
strongman and former MLA, the prime accused in the attack on Rezzak
Mollah. Hundreds of people from Bhangar and adjoining areas in South 24
Parganas were coming to a rally in Kolkata to demand the arrest of
Arabul. TMC activists were well prepared for the attack. Eye witnesses
told media that Arabul himself started firing from his revolver and then
TMC activists began to fire forcing people to run for shelter. Police
reached the spot much later. Some injured fled to villages and could not
be brought to hospital till evening.
Meanwhile, thousands of
people marched to Alipore in Kolkata, the headquarters of South 24
Parganas district administration at the call of Left Front. The rally
was called to demand arrest of Arabul Islam and other criminals who
attacked Rezzak Mollah on Sunday. In the huge rally, Left Front leaders
including Suryakanta Misra, opposition leader, criticized the state
government for allowing mayhem in the state. Left Front leaders met
Superintendent of Police and asked his explanation for not arresting the
Left Front chairman Biman Basu condemned the attack
in Bamanghata, saying the democracy in the state is now under threat.
Left Front will organize processions all over the state on Wednesday. A
central rally will be organized in Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon.
In the writers Building, the state secretariat, Industries Minister
Partha Chatterjee defended the attack on CPI(M) but hurried to flee away
from media persons without answering any questions.
the West Bengal State Committee of CPI(M), veteran leader of the peasant
movement, present MLA of Canning East constituency and former Minister
Abdur Rezzak Mollah was assaulted and beaten up by a group of Trinamool
Congress hooligans, at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district on Sunday,
6th January, 2013. Rezzak Mollah went to visit a Party office which was
ransacked and burnt down by the TMC goons on Saturday. Arabul Islam
himself along with other miscreants attacked him. The senior leader was
hit on the eye, lips and stomach. His vehicle was also badly damaged.
The local Party comrades rescued him. He was admitted to a private
nursing home. The state administration, in the most inhuman manner,
pressurized the hospital to discharge Rezzak Mollah even before he was
treated properly. On Monday, the hospital authorities declared that
except stitches in the inner portion of his mouth, there is no injury to
Rezzak. But in a great embarrassment for them, the scan report of the
same hospital showed on Tuesday that he had a fracture in his waist.
CPI(M) State Secretary Biman Basu said that the party strongly
condemned the “barbaric” attack on Rezzak Mollah. Describing the
incident as the latest instance of the continuing violence by Trinamool
Congress against CPI(M), the Left parties and the opposition, he pointed
out that the democratic rights of individuals are under constant threat
in the State and demanded immediate arrest of TMC goons responsible for
Instead of condemning the horrific attack, the
TMC leader and state urban development minister Firhad Hakim said the
incident was a minor one and in a way legitimized the attack. This has
become a regular phenomenon in the state - where the ruling party and
the administration always protect the attackers instead of the attacked
persons. Attacks and extortion on the Party workers are on the rise. The
TMC leaders perhaps have understood that if they allow people’s voice
to spread then that will be disastrous for them in the coming Panchayat
polls in West Bengal.