Veteran Maoist Spokesperson Gour Chakraborty Released From Jail


Kolkata: Veteran Maoist spokesperson Gour Chakraborty was released from jail on Tuesday after being acquitted of all charges.

The judge of the city sessions court, Kumkum Singh acquitted him of all charges. The investigating agency could not provide with proper proofs against him and hence he was released after 7 years.

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Gour Chakraborty was in jail since July 2009. He was active in the Lalgarh movement and played a crucial role in uniting urban support bases in favour of the tribal upsurge in Jangalmahal.

Police arrested him from a television channel’s office in June 2009, soon after the CPI (Maoist) party was banned. He was arrested from a television channel’s office at Park Street by Kolkata Police. He is the first Maoist charged with Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. He was lodged at Presidency jail.