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TMC Leader Sheikh Shahjahan Arrested in Sandeshkhali Violence Case

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In a significant development, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sheikh Shahjahan has been apprehended by the West Bengal police in connection with the Sandeshkhali molestation and land-grabbing case. The arrest comes after a 55-day evasion during which Shahjahan remained on the run.

Allegations on Sheikh Shahjahan

Sheikh Shahjahan, the chief accused, has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the Sandeshkhali incident. The case involves serious allegations of sexual atrocities and illegal land acquisition. His arrest follows a directive from the Calcutta High Court.

The Chase

The TMC leader had managed to evade authorities for over 50 days. During this period, an Enforcement Directorate (ED) team, which had gone to raid his house, was allegedly attacked by a mob. The situation escalated, and Shahjahan remained elusive until his recent capture.

Legal Hurdles and Late Arrest of Sheikh Shahjahan

A senior official of the West Bengal Police justified the delay in the arrest of Sheikh Shahjahan, citing legal hurdles from the court. However, following observations from the Calcutta High Court over the last two days, the police initiated raid and search operations, ultimately leading to Shahjahan’s apprehension.

Governor’s Response

West Bengal Governor C. V. Ananda Bose welcomed Shahjahan’s arrest, emphasizing that it marks the beginning of an end to the cycle of violence in Bengal. He expressed concern about criminals ruling certain parts of the state and called for their swift prosecution.

The Road Ahead

As the legal proceedings unfold, Sheikh Shahjahan will face charges related to the Sandeshkhali case. The arrest signifies a crucial step toward justice and accountability in the wake of the disturbing events that unfolded in the region.

Stay tuned for further updates as the investigation continues.

Note: The information provided is based on available reports and official statements.

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