(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 02, 2011
Murderous Attack in Keshpur
brutal attack on CPI(M) activists in
many places in
Meanwhile, internal feud in the TMC has intensified in Keshpur and surrounding areas. In a village called Panchami, a youth was killed during an armed conflict between the two groups of the TMC.
On 27th morning, the TMC activists gathered from different places and suddenly attacked the CPI(M) office. They started beating up workers there and ransacked the office. Looting and destroying furniture took place. The CPI(M) activists tried to resist for some time and then took shelter in a room and locked it to defend themselves. 46 people were there. The TMC activists tried to break open the doors. All these took place while the police from Keshpur police station stood as spectators. Union minister Mukul Roy began to instigate from Kolkata itself and it was he who spread canards through media. He even claimed that the CPI(M) workers have fired on the mob which was a complete lie. Finally the TMC activists prepared to burn the whole building and petrol was used. Meanwhile, Suryakanta Misra, opposition leader and other CPI(M) leaders desperately communicated with the ministers and higher-ups in the police administration. Finally, the police and the RAF moved in from other parts of the district and chased away the attackers. It was, in fact, in the nick of time that the Party activists were rescued and brought to local police station.
The nature of the conspiracy was exposed when five of the rescued CPI(M) activists were arrested by police and none of the attackers were even touched.
In another related incident, an allegation has surfaced that it was the police who supplied arms to the TMC activists in Keshpur.