(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 17, 2013
Murderous Attack on Former MLA
MLA and CPI(M) leader
Benoy Datta was kidnapped and mercilessly beaten by TMC
hoodlums in Khanakul,
Datta, CPI(M) district secretariat member, was returning after addressing a meeting commemorating November Revolution in Mostafapur in Khanakul. A veteran leader, Datta was pillion riding on a motorcycle of a Party worker. TMC workers encircled the motorcycle on the road and attacked Datta first with sticks and bamboo sticks. Then he was forcibly taken away from there. He was beaten mercilessly and circumstances indicated that the goons tried to kill him. Local people rushed to search for him and they rescued Datta .
Meanwhile, the news of the kidnapping reached to CPI(M) state centre also and opposition leader Suryakanta Misra contacted the higher-ups in state administration. The police went to the spot and Datta was found bleeding profusely. He was taken to primary health centre and then to Arambagh hospital where he was admitted. He suffered serious head injuries.
entire Arambagh sub
Benoy Datta himself was arrested after TMC came to power in the state on false charges. Later he was released by the court direction. CPI(M) activists, however, are braving this situation and are organising people on issues. The murderous attack on Benoy Datta is a planned attack to threaten the Party and the people.
As usual, no one was arrested after such an attack. The local police are unwilling to take any action, as has become the order of the day in the entire state. Left Front leaders went to meet Datta in his house. CPI(M) state secretariat member Rabin Deb, Forward Block leader Hafiz Alam Sairani, RSP leader Samar Samanta, Left Front chief whip in assembly Biswanath Karak were among those who met Datta. The leaders expressed anguish about the role of police.