PCPA calls bandh in tribal-dominated districts

Maoist-backed PCPA on Monday called an indefinite bandh from tomorrow in three tribal-dominated districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia demanding the arrested people during police raids be produced in court.

Jhargram (WB): Maoist-backed People`s
Committee against Police Atrocity (PCPA) on Monday called an
indefinite bandh from tomorrow in three tribal-dominated
districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia demanding the
arrested people during police raids be produced in court.

Ten persons were arrested during raids in the forested
villages of Brindabanpur, Sirshi in Jhargram and Bhalukbasa in
Goaltore of West Midnapore district in the past three days,
police said.

PCPA leader Manoj Mahato claimed all of them were not
produced before the court and were illegally detained.

Meanwhile, Raimoni Hansda, a tribal woman of
Brindabanpur, lodged a complaint in a local court that
policemen and paramilitary forces tortured them and looted
their houses during a raid on April 15.

Raimoni`s relative Ramsai Hansda was arrested from his
wedding ceremony at Brindabanpur on the charge of being a
Maoist guerrilla on April 15, sources said.

PTI