WB Panchayat Polls: Aspirant Accuses TMC Leader Of Kidnapping

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Bhangar: An aspirant from Bhangar, who had filed her nomination for the panchayat elections, alleged that TMC leader Arabul Islam has kidnapped her two sons.

Fatema Bibi, a member of Jomi, Jibika, Bastutantra o Paribesh Raksha Committee spearheading the anti-land acquisition movement in Bhangar, alleged that the kidnapping was carried out to force her to withdraw her nomination.

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Bibi and eight other candidates had filed their nominations for Polerhat II gram panchayat through WhatsApp to the block development officer on April 24. The following day, the Calcutta High Court had directed the SEC to accept their nomination papers filed this way.

The Uttar Gajipur gram panchayat candidate and her husband Zakir Molla had even shifted from her home at Trinamool leader Arabul Islam’s turf to a “safe” location prodded by the Save Land, Livelihood, Home and Environment Committee Fatema belongs to.

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