Saturday, January 9, 2010

Relay hunger strike

Midnapore (WB): Around 138 prisoners including PCPA leader Chhatradhar Mahato on Friday launched a relay hunger strike in Midnapore Central jail demanding withdrawal of combined forces from the Junglemahal area (West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts) of West Bengal.

Chattradhar and other suspected Maoists, who were arrested by police and lodged in the Midnapore Central Jail, began the fast demanding the withdrawal of the combined forces and release of all suspected Maoists arrested by police, jail sources said.

They are also demanding that the government withdraws all the cases lodged against the suspected Maoists, they said.

A large number of suspected Maoists arrested by police and the combined forces are lodged in the Midnapore Central Jail.

People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) Spokesman Ashit Mahato said the PCAPA would take out procession in the Junglemahal area tomorrow in memory of those killed in police firing. (PTI)


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