TMC supporters Manda Shikari and Tuktuki Nayia deny that any of them chased the NHRC team when it came to the area. “It were Shanu and others with the NHRC team who taunted, abused us. When we protested, Central forces beat us up,” says Naiya.
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More than 11 years after the tragedy, the 16 families to which the 18 'missing' passengers belong, continue to await closure, running from courtrooms to government offices in a desperate attempt to procure death certificates.
Among the people who received ‘fake’ vaccines at the camps organised by Debanjan Deb are Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty, students and professors of City College Kolkata, and residents from across the city.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, while talking to reporters, said he was not sure if the BJP would lose anything from Roy's decision, given that he was “unsure whether we gained anything” from his entry three-and-half years back.
Sources in the police said that the flat was rented in the name of one Sumit Kumar through a broker, and all the documents submitted at the maintenance office of Sharpoorji Housing Complex was in Kumar's name.
Eleven deaths were recorded in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, four in the two Medinipur districts, two in Bankura and one in Nadia. Most of those who died were labourers working out in the open on fields.
At Titagarh Arya Vidyalaya, another polling station, of the 45-odd people standing in the queue for voting, only four had received both the shots of Covid vaccine, while 15 said that they were waiting for the second dose.
At least one person was injured in police firing in Bagda (SC) Assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district. “Three rounds of firing took place in Bagda. One person was injured and another one's injury is being verified,” Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday, a health bulletin said.