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Business News/ Politics / News/  ‘Scoundrel of Sandeshkhali’ will be safe as…, Suvendu Adhikari claims ‘Sheikh Shahjahan has cut a deal Mamata Banerjee’
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‘Scoundrel of Sandeshkhali’ will be safe as…, Suvendu Adhikari claims ‘Sheikh Shahjahan has cut a deal Mamata Banerjee’

Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested by West Bengal police on Thursday morning in connection with allegations of 'sexual assault and land grab'.

Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested by West Bengal police on Thursday morning (HT_PRINT)Premium
Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested by West Bengal police on Thursday morning (HT_PRINT)

TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan, who was arrested by West Bengal police on Thursday morning, will remain safe in police custody, state Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari claimed and further alleged that he has cut a deal with Mamata Banerjee.

The TMC leader from Sandeshkhali has been apprehended in connection with allegations of 'sexual assault and land grab'.

Reacting to the arrest, Adhikari took to social media noting that that Shahjahan will be provided five-star facilities while in jail.

Suvendu Adhikari said in his post, “The Scoundrel of Sandeshkhali, Seikh Shahjahan, is in the safe custody of Mamata Police since 12 am last night. He was taken away from the Bermajurr-II Gram Panchayat area, after he managed to negotiate a deal with the Mamata Police, through influential mediators, that he would be taken care of properly while in police and judicial custody."

"He will be extended 5-star facilities during his time behind bars and will have access to a mobile phone, through which he will be able to lead the Tolamool Party virtually," he added.

"Even a bed in the Woodburn Ward will be kept ready and vacant for him if he chooses to spend some time there," Adhikari said.

 

Shahjahan's arrest comes three days after the Calcutta High Court Chief Justice ordered to add Sheikh Shahjahan to the Sandeshkhali case.

On February 26, Calcutta HC Justice asked to issue a notice in the case and said, "There is no reason to not arrest him."

He had been evading arrest by both state and central agencies for over a month.

Sandeshkhali in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district has been witnessing widespread protests against TMC strongman Shahjahan Sheikh this month as a section of women were seeking justice against alleged atrocities committed by the TMC leader.

A large number of women in Sandeshkhali had accused Shajahan Sheikh and his close aides of "land-grab and sexual assault" under coercion.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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Published: 29 Feb 2024, 09:57 AM IST
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