HC: Police Not Sincere in Arresting TMC Member


Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today observed that police were not sincere in their attempt to arrest Kaizar Ahmed, a South 24 Parganas district zilla parishad member of Trinamool Congress, in connection with a case of alleged extortion.

Noting that Ahmed has been regularly attending meetings of the zilla parishad, Justice Dipankar Dutta said that attempts made by the investigating officer in the case did not appear to be sincere. Justice Dutta said in his interim order that he hoped and trusted that in near future the investigating officer would move the magistrate court for an appropriate order if he was unable to secure the arrest.

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A petition alleging police inaction claimed that Ahmed, a TMC leader of Bhangar area of South 24 Parganas district, had demanded Rs 25 lakh from the owner of a company. Construction work for the company’s new facility was on at Boirampur in Bhangar, about 20 km from the metropolis, the petitioner stated.

A complaint was filed at the local police station on June 15, 2015, along with voice records of alleged telephone call demanding the amount. Ahmed was suspended from TMC following a clash between two factions of the party in October, 2014. His suspension was revoked a few days ago by the party.