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State Govt Defers Santipur College GB Poll

2016-08-31 17:29

DPI meeting with College Principal

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Santipur, Aug. 31: A three member team of state government today visited Santipur College to take stock of the situation in the wake of the alleged threat to the teacher by some outsiders asking them not to attend the governing body meeting.

Nemai Chandra Saha, director of public instruction, who led the team talked to college principal Chandrima Bhattacharjee, aggrieved teachers and the non teaching staff. The team members also held meeting with the police officers to ensure security at the college campus.

The DPI personally held talks to the attacked teacher Amarjit Kundu, who appraised him in detail about incident. A group of students later met the DPI and submitted their representation. 

While entering the college, the DPI refused to speak. He said: "I will submit a report to the government about the situation here".

The government yesterday deferred the college's governing body meeting which was scheduled for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, today police produced Sahabuddin Sheikh and Sudip Biswas, two suspected Trinamul Congress activists, before the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court in Ranaghat. 

Assistant public prosecutor Pradip Pramanik said: "ACJM in charge Tanushree Dutta has ordered 2 days’ police custody for the two accuse youths. They will be produced before the court again on September 2".

The two accused youths have been charged under section 448 (trespassing), 506 (criminal intimidation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 34 of the Indian Penal code as well as under section 25 (1A) of Arms act which was charged for possession of arms.

Additional superintendant of police Dinesh Kumar said: “The two youths have been arrested after they were identified in the CCTV footage. We are trying to identify others as well and also hopeful to arrest them soon”.

Sudip Biswas, one of the accused, however, claimed innocence while being taken to court. Biswas, who works as a delivery boy of a online marketing company told media person: "I have been falsely implicated in the case. I was at the college in connection with my profession. Earlier I was involved into politics, but no more associated now. I do not even know Manoj and others".

An officer of Santipur police station, however, said both Sudip and Sahabuddin have past criminal records. Sudip was earlier arrested in connection with a clash and rampaging inside the college. Sahabuddin, who works as a mason and was arrested earlier for assaulting one of his neighbor. Both known as Trinamul worker in the town.

The Santipur police have also detained two other youths for interrogation in connection with the incident. Police sources said that the Chotu Sheikh, a chicken meat seller and his friend Netai Das, a weaver by profession were picked up by police on Tuesday evening after police found resemblances of their faces in the CCTV footage. 

Police, however, yet to arrest former students' union secretary of the college Manoj Sarkar, who was clearly seen in the CCTV footage raising finger to the principal at her chamber. Sources said, it was Manoj who allegedly led the gang which threatened the teachers at the teachers' room and later the principal at her chamber. 

On Wednesday morning a police team had visited Manoj's residence neear college. However, he was not at home. An investigating officer of Santipur police said: "

Meanwhile, normal classes were also disrupted largely due to poor attendance of students at the college. 

"Around 10% students of the college were present today. As a result most of the classes were cancelled", an official said.

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