Rights Activists from Delhi stopped from going to Lalgarh
Posted by Admin on June 28, 2009
KOLKATA: Eight rights activists coming from Delhi were arrested at Midnapore railway station on their way to Lalgarh on Saturday evening. Earlier
in the day, former director-general of Punjab Police, KPS Gill, was also prevented from going to Lalgarh.
“The rights activists, including Gopal Menon, Raja Sarkhel and Raj Kishore Singh, were going to Lalgarh, where Section 144 has been imposed. We prevented them before violating the law,” said a senior police officer in Midnapore.
Later in the evening, however, the activists refused to accept bail and went on a hunger strike. They were arrested under Section 188 CrPC. “It was just a preventive arrest,” said a police officer.