• Calcutta HC allows CPM team to visit workers’ homes in Joynagar
    Indian Express | 21 November 2023
  • The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that the West Bengal police would have to allow a five-member team of the CPI(M) to visit Doluakhaki village at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district with relief material for people whose houses were ransacked and burnt after the murder of a TMC leader.

    The relief material was for the families of 16 CPI(M) workers whose houses were set on fire on November 13 following the murder of local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Saifuddin Lashkar the same morning.

    The single bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha, however, also set certain conditions for that. As per the order, the five- member team would not be able to carry any political placard or shout any political slogan or organise any political rally at the place.

    Lashkar (47) was shot dead near his house in the early hours of November 13. Enraged supporters of Lashkar, caught two of the alleged assailants and lynched one of them.

    Another was rescued and arrested by the police, police said. Three people were arrested in connection with the murder on Sunday night.

    – With PTI inputs

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