Kolkata: As the protest of students in Kolkata and other parts of Bengal fifth day, on the alleged brutal murder of student leader Anish Khan, Bengal police arrests two people, a home guard and a civic volunteer.
The day also remained significant as chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference on the issue and claimed that those who are culprits will be punished.
Significantly, Calcutta High Court will hear the case on Thursday, February the 24th.
On Friday night, four persons– three wearing civic volunteer uniform and one in policemen dress reached Anish residence under Amta police station. Father had alleged that while one person with police uniform stayed with him, three others took his son to upstairs and pushed off him from three storey building, after which the student leader died on spot.
“The family members of the deceased student are obstructing the Special Investigation Team (SIT) from conducting a second autopsy of Anish. The media is also showing the dark side and not promoting the good works done by the government,” said Mamata Banerjee to newsmen.
Slamming the demand for a CBI probe in the alleged murder, Bengal CM said that those who cannot do anything are trying to insult the state police.
“Nobel Prize of Rabindranath Tagore cannot be retrieved by the CBI. Hathras, the Unnao case is pending with the CBI. During Assembly polls, in Sitalkuchi central forces shot dead four people and CBI couldn’t do anything. Maybe some police can be wrong but all cannot be the same. Police will soon punish the culprits,” reiterated Banerjee.
The chief minister also slammed the students for taking out protest rallies across the city and throwing traffic out of gear in central Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Police (DGP) Manoj Malviya too, held a PC and informed that home guard Kashinath Bera and Civic Volunteer Pritam Bhattacharya of the Amta police station were arrested after interrogation.
“Even though the family member of Anish is not cooperating with SIT, still we have a breakthrough. The two arrested were booked under IPC section 302. Within 15 days we will clear the case. The family did not hand over the mobile phone of the victim to the SIT,” said Malviya.
However, the elder brother Shabir Khan and actor Badsha Moitra who visited Anish’s house on Wednesday questioned how can the home guard and civic volunteer ‘kill’ someone without any permission from the seniors.
When the SIT team revisited the residence of the killed student leader on Wednesday, the Shabir had shown them an old clipping of then opposition leader Mamata Banerjee, demanding a CBI probe into the death case of Rizwanur Rahman in 2007.
Whereas, the students of Aliah University, Presidency University once again took out protest rallies even on Wednesday and claimed that they will ‘regularly’ hit the streets till the culprits are punished.