A fast-track court on Thursday dropped the sedition charge against Chhatradhar Mahato, former convener of the People`s Committee Against Police Atrocities, but he will remain behind bars in other cases.
PCPA leader Chhatradhar Mahato,
who is in judicial custody for about one and a half years,
will contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections from
Jhargram seat in West Midnapore district as an Independent
As the West Bengal government
insists that arrested PCPA leader Chhatradhar Mahato has links
with Maoists, Magsaysay awardee writer Mahasweta Devi on Tuesday
said she was not aware of his Maoist connections.
A day after the West Bengal government categorically denied slapping the UAPA on tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato, the district police on Friday said he was indeed charged with UAPA on the day of his arrest.