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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Imprisoned KPP Members Start Fast unto Death in Malda Correctional Home

MALDA, APR 4: Claiming unconditional release and acquittal of “false cases” framed against them by police 31 KPP members who were arrested on different charges started fast unto death movement in district correctional home from Saturday. So that the situation does not turn worse, correctional home authorities have maintained strong vigil on the movement of the KPP supporters.

Superintendent of Malda correctional home Dorji Bhutia said that those inmates suddenly started hunger strike till death from today morning. The matter has been informed to the higher authorities. Sources informed that additional security arrangements have been made to avoid any unpleasant situation. An emergency medical camp has been installed in correctional home too.

Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury 
Vice president of KPP Central committee Subhash Burman said, “Those KPP members were arrested on charges like anti-national activities, other crimes and peddling of fake currencies. But the fact is they are innocent and police arrested them framing false charges against them.” He added before starting hunger strike the imprisoned KPP supporters informed their grievances to all concerned including the Chief Minister, IG (Correctional Home), ADG of police, Human Rights Commission and others for consideration.

Burman further informed that in Jalpaiguri too the “innocent” KPP prisoners including a senior leader of the party Nubas Burman resorted to hunger strike protesting against police atrocities and highhandedness.

He claimed that police imprisoned him too citing a “false” allegation that he had been involved in bus firing incident on 27 December night at Kalipukur area under Habibpur police station.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt from sources that hunger strike of KPP supporters in correctional home has been informed to Inspector General (Correctional Home) as well as the district administrations.

Malda DM Sharad Dwivedi said that he has heard about hunger strike of some correctional home inmates. He, however, denied to speak in this regard without getting into the details.

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