Ghosh`s arrest rocks WB Assembly

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 22:48

Kolkata: A day after CPI(M) MLA Sushanta
Ghosh was apprehended by the CID in a murder case, the West
Bengal Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue
with the ruling bench demanding the arrest of former chief
minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Government Chief Whip Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said during
Zero Hour that Ghose, the former minister of Pascham Anchal
Unnayan Affairs, had indulged in "mass killing with full
knowledge of the former chief minister".

He demanded that Bhattacharjee be arrested and
interrogated as also Deepak Sarkar, a key CPIM leader in
West Midnapore district.

Ghosh was arrested yesterday in connection with the
recovery of seven skeletons from near his ancestral house in
West Midnapore district on June two, after his anticipatory
bail was rejected by a Midnapore court.

Public Health Engineering Minister Subrata Mukherjee
rubbished accusations that the state government was pursuing
vindictive politics against the CPI-M leader and wondered how
Ghosh, "who was responsible for the killing of 200 people",
could retain his house membership.

Membership of an MLA was cancelled on a much lighter
charge during the tenure of the previous Left Front
government, he told the House.

Mukherjee alleged Ghose was a minister in charge of
"mass killing and supply of arms and should be given exemplary
punishment."

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra
demanded adjournment of the House to discuss the "reign of
terror unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress".

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 22:48

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