CPI demands arrest of Mukul Roy's son



Kolkata: The CPI on Friday demanded immediate arrest of Trinamool Congress candidate for Bijpur assembly constituency Subhrangshu Roy, who allegedly attacked an Election Comission official.

"He must be arrested immediately," CPI general secretary AB Bardhan said at a Meet-the-Press programme here.

Bardhan said two days back a CPI delegation went to the Election Commission and wanted to know why Subhrangshu, son of Union Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy, was still at large after beating up an EC official.

"They told us that he was arrested, but managed to sneak out while an FIR was being written," he said.

Expressing happiness at the Supreme Court's granting of bail to human rights activist Binayak Sen, he said, "It is a good decision of the Supreme Court."

In reply to a question, he said, "CPI was not against setting up of a steel plant by POSCO, but had objected to its demand for a captive port, captive mines and use of water from the Mahanadi river."

"We are only opposing the location of the plant on land which traditionally belong to the tribals. We are not opposed to the plant," he said.

PTI