Midnapore, Nov 21 (UNI) Additional District Court today rejected bail plea of Tapan Ghosh and Sukur Ali, wanted in Chhoto Angaria case, and remanded them to 14 days' judicial custody, as asked by the CBI.
Additional District Judge, 2nd Court, Abdur Kuddus pronounced the verdict sending the two CPI(M) leaders to judicial custody.
The two leaders, along with five others, were arrested in Egra under east Midnapore district, a few days ago, when they allegedly took three BUPC hostages from Khejuri.
Police said they were wanted by the CBI in the Chhoto Angaria case, but were absconding until now.
With the case beginning today in Midnapore district and Sessions judges court here, Dhananjoy Bose, appearing on behalf of the accused, submitted before the judge that they were noted political leaders in the districts, and so there was no question of their leaving the place.
Police added Tapas Bose, appearing on behalf of the CBI, however, said they were absconding for a long time after January 4, 2001, and so there was no question of any bail being granted to them.
The two CPI(M) leaders will, however, appear before the SDGM's court on November 23, in connection with their arrest in Egra.