Kolkata, Oct 1: The Kolkata Police on Thursday yet again lathi-charged on the Communist Party of India (Marxist) members, injuring several people. This is like a repeat incident when on September 27, the Left activists including CPI(M) Politburo member Biman Bose and 25 policemen were injured during pitched battle with the police when the cops tried to stop their march to the state secretariat.
As per the latest report, the Left activists along with CPI members were beaten seriously while they were marching their rally towards the LalBazaar Police Headquarter, opposing the stance taken by the police and the state government on September 27. In Thursday’s incident, CPI-M Central Committee member Deepak Dasgupta was injured by the lathi-charge and was bleeding from his head. Also, reports say that women have been lathi-charged by the male policemen. Though the state chief secretariat had advised the police to handle the situation carefully and not to opt for lathi-charge, the police used bricks to disperse the crowd, alleged the protesters. (Also Read: Kolkata: 9 dead, 32 critical after consuming spurious liquor)
The CPI-M party workers alleged that many of their members were injured by the police. Some had even alleged that while trying to flee the scene, they were being chased and were made to suffer the pain of lathis. Hower, police claimed that they were made to receive rotten aeggs from the protesters.
On September 27, the CPI(M) affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) along with ten other Left Front affiliated peasant fronts organised the march to the secretariat in support of their 17-point charter of demands on issues such as farmer suicides and farmers’s rehabilitation who affected by the recent floods.