Kolkata: Firhad Hakim, minister for Urban Development and the Minister for
Municipal Affairs, had asked Sirazul to be present at the state secretariat.
Following the order, Sirazul was present at the Writers building on Monday evening.
He met Firhad and submitted all necessary documents. He was assured of getting back
his job which he lost 25 years ago. Firhad said, “We have spoken to the CM, and
will look into the matter with importance.”
Sirazul Islam who had lost his job 25 years ago for trying to help Mamata Banerjee
had sought for the CM’s help to get him a job and save him and his family.
The year was 1993. The then Youth Congress leader Mamata Banerjee had called for a
march towards the Writers Building. On July 21, the police had stopped the rally at
the Brabourne road. The police resorted to lathi-charge leaving Mamata Banerjee
Nirmal Biswas,the then Superintendent of Police (SI) , Seargent Pradip Sarkar and
constable Sirazul Islam strongly protested the unprovoked lathi-charge. Sirazul
Islam had also pointed his gun at a top official at the place of the incident.
There actions were enough for these police officers to lose their jobs. After
fighting legally for 18 long years, Nirmal was returned back his job. Sergent
Pradip Sarkar had to take retirement without any promotion.
Constable Sirazul’s service was terminated in 1996. He did file a case in the High
Court but had to eventually stop the fight due to lack of money.
Sirazul’s last hope is Mamata Banerjee who is now the chief minister. He is a TMC
supporter and had been TMC’s booth president. He has been opposed to the CPM for a
A disappointed Sirazul said that his job was never returned. 25 years later, he
wishes to work in the CM’s security department if given a chance. He has rested his
last hopes on the CM.
Now a ferryman, Sirazul ferries groceries on his bicycle. He lives in North 24
Parganas’ Gobardanga Ichapur Bhadrabhanga village with his parents and a brother