Lalgarh: Finally, Lalgarh movement leader Chhatradhar Mahato is going to be released on bail. But it is not yet clear exactly when he will be granted bail. Currently,he is in Presidency jail under the section UAPA.
As per sources the release of Chhatradhar is under process.On 2nd November 2018 while returning from an inauguration ceremony of Jindal group in Shalbani’s Jambadia then Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya had a narrow escape from the land mine explosion that was planted at Bhadutala,NH 60.Ahter this incident Lalgarh gradually came into the grip of maoists.The name Chhatradhar Mahato become the headline of every newspaper. In 2009,few days before Durga puja he was arrested by the CID.
In the past,he was been seen protesting in Jangalmahal beside then opposition leader Mamata Banerjee. After, TMC came into power Chhatradhar’s wife several times went to CM Mamata demanding for quick release of her husband.According to sources, by the middle of April, the district police officials held a meeting with Chhatradhar’s wife and son.The release of Chhatradhar was decided in this meeting.
BJP leader Mukul Roy said “Mamata entered Jangalmahal with the help of Chhatradhar, but during Mamata’s rule Chhatradhar has been trapped in prison since eight years now.We want the state government to make his release process faster. ”
However, Chhatradhar’s lawyer, Kaushik Sinha, did not comment on this. Chhatradhar’s wife Minati Mahato said “I heard that my husband will be released, but until he is released how can I be so much sure?”