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Father wants CM to quit,meets Governor

REACTING to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comments on the death of SFI activist Sudipta Gupta,his family members on Friday demanded that Banerjee should resign from her post.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata |
April 5, 2013 3:01:55 am

REACTING to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comments on the death of SFI activist Sudipta Gupta,his family members on Friday demanded that Banerjee should resign from her post. They said,“She (Mamata) has no idea what comments to make in a particular situation”.

On Thursday,Mamata had termed Sudipta’s death a “small and petty matter” and caused by accident. Sudipta’s father Pranab Gupta on Friday reacted to the CM’s comments by saying,“She should leave the chair now.”

He and Sudipta’s elder sister,Sumita Sengupta,also met Governor M K Narayanan. Sengupta reportedly told him that she feared that the Chief Minister’s description of her brother’s death might influence the investigation.

“Would she have made similar comments had he (Sudipta) been a Trinamool Congress worker?” Sengupta reportedly asked.

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Referring to Mamata’s assurance of providing all possible help to the family,she said,“What assistance will she (Mamata) offer?”. We have demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. The police are saying that no injury marks were found on my brother’s body. But we know that there were several injury marks on his body. He was beaten up. We expected at least a phone call from the chief minister but she did not respond to our grief. So we had to meet the Governor,” she added.

Demanding justice for her brother,Sengupta said the CM should ensure that those responsible for his death be punished. Ruling out the need for financial assistance from the government,she added that Sudipta was not the bread winner of the family and all that the family wanted was justice.

Sudipta was killed while being taken to jail in a bus on Tuesday after he was detained during a protest in Kolkata.

Meanwhile the bus driver,Raja Das,who was arrested for negligent driving and later released on bail,on Friday said that he was being made a scapegoat by the police. “There was lot of chaos. Police resorted to lathicharge and are now trying to frame me.”

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