Indian Vanguard

  • April-May-June 2011

    Peoples March 2011- April May June 01 copy
  • Who is the problem, the CPI (Maoist) or the Indian State?

  • Democracy’ at its worst !

  • Narayanpatna: Fact Finding Report

  • Interview: Aruna Roy

    The State wiil fail if the army and air force are used against the maoists

    Interview with Aruna Roy

  • The Heart of India is Under attack- Arundhati Roy

    Arundhati roy 22

  • Peoples March, Novemeber

    Pm Nove 2009 Issue 1101 copy

  • Debates on Lalgarh

    Debates on Lalgarh copy

  • Interview: Koteswar Rao

  • Green Hunt: Fact finding Report

    FFR Green Hunt copy1

  • Govt at war with Maoists to aid MNCs: Arundhati

    Arundhati roy 2

  • Stop Green Hunt

    Let us deman copy

  • Interview: Ganapathi

  • Statement against Military offencive

  • Singur to Lalgarh via Nandigram

    Singur to Lalgarh via Nandigram 3

  • Confronting Guns of Peace: Bastar Faces its Worst Crisis

  • Lalgarh: A hopeful spark

    Revolut copy

  • Maoist Images


    Gaddhar in a pro CPI Maoist Rally


  • Lalgarh Images

  • People’s Truth

  • Advertisements

Cops started beating us and stripped us at gun point: Lalgarh students

Posted by Admin on November 22, 2009

In West Midnapore, cops deny stripping incident, students tell a different tale

The police in West Midnapore district today denied the allegations of students of Vikash Bharti Sikhshayatan at Salboni in West Midnapore district that they were stripped and searched by officers of the joint forces while they were returning from school yesterday.

On Friday evening, three students of class X — Lalit Mahato, Swadesh Mahato and Shantanu Mahato —were returning from schools in Salboni when, according to Lalit, a group of officers intercepted them and asked them whether they have seen any Maoists inside the jungle.

“After we told them that we have not seen anyone, we were asked to take off our clothes. When we denied to do so, they started beating us and stripped us at gun point,” said a nervous Lalit, a resident of Joalbhanga near Salboni.

Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma, West Midnapore, however, denied that any such incident has happened. Verma claimed that the students were not touched by the officers.

“The villagers and the students are giving a wrong statement. Nothing of that sort has ever happened. In Salboni, our jawans, while patrolling, heard sounds of firing coming from the jungles. They rushed inside the forest and found three students coming from that side. They asked the students whether they have seen any Maoists inside the forest,” said Verma.

Asit Mahato, convener of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), however, said: “This is not the first instance when the students were attacked by the police. The police have taken away the right to education from the tribal children by occupying the schools. Now they are assaulting them. We will not tolerate this action of the police for long.”

Around 800 students of several schools in the locality, meanwhile, blocked the Lodhashuli-Silda-Bankura national highway for a couple of hours last night, protesting against the incident. The blockade was withdrawn after senior police officers from the Jhargram police station rushed to the spot and promised to look into the matter. IE


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: