JU ex-students held at Haldia meet
Posted by Admin on November 9, 2009
HALDIA: Two former students of Jadavpur university were detained along with six others in Haldia on Sunday morning for alleged connection with Maoists. After being detained all day, they were released in the evening after bail bonds were furnished.
The eight were putting up mikes for a street-corner meeting under the banner of Haldia Jana Jagaran Mancha. Police apprehended them anticipating disturbance in the area.
Around 9. 30 am, Debolina Chakraborty, Jayeeta Das (both former JU students), Dulal Bhowmik, Manas Chakraborty, Sanchita Mandal, Suroja Khatun, Kamalesh Maity and Lakshman Chandra Soren were at Matangini more, Haldia.
Bhowmik and Chakraborty are from Haldia, while Khatun and Mandal came from Khejuri. Maity and Soren are from Jhargram. The girls claimed that one Buddhadeb Mahato who came from Bankura has gone missing. Police suspect he managed to escape.
Several people had gathered at the crossing. A banner proclaiming Haldia Jana Jagaran Mancha was also put up. They then started distributing leaflets of Lalgarh Mancha among those assembled at the meeting.
The leaflets demanded withdrawal of UAPA, release of Gour Chakraborty and Chhatradhar Mahato, withdrawal of central forces from Lalgarh, talks with PCPA and no ban on any political party.
Within minutes, a police team swooped down on them.
Last year on June 8, 2008 a police team went to arrest Debolina along with four other girls from their residence at Jadavpur’s Palbazar without any warrant. Their arrest was prevented after a large number of human rights activists and university teachers rushed to their aid. All the five were members of Matangini Mahila Samity and had actively participated in the anti-land acquisition movement in Singur and Nandigram. TOI