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Arrest warrant against Mamata Banerjee yet to be executed

Written by: Staff
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Barasat, July 3 (UNI) Kolkata Police are yet to execute one of the arrest warrants, issued by the district court here in North 24 Parganas against Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and seven others.

The case was related to alleged vandalising of Barasat police station in February 1994, and it was revived in November 1995.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury, earlier on February 27, fixed July 3 for further hearing, directing the Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters) of Kolkata Police to execute the orders of warrants of arrest of the accused, including Ms Banerjee, living under Kolkata police jurisdiction.

Ms Banerjee and 190 others were allegedly involved in criminal cases as registered with the Barasat police station on February 22, 1994.

DC(Headquarters), Kolkata Police, sought more time to execute the court order.

Neither did Ms Banerjee nor other six persons as accused in the case surrender before the CJM, North 24 Parganas nor did the Deputy Commission (Headquarters) of Kolkata police appear before the court executing the warrants of arrest order.

Even any petition was not submitted to the court on behalf of the DC(Headquarters) for his absence, district court sources said. On the other hand, three of the accused, including Ashok Mukherjee, a former Trinamool Congress legislator from Barasat, Kaji Abdul Gaffar and Mihir Dey, who were on bail, submitted petitions for their absence from appearing before the court today.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate court, chaired by 2nd Judicial Magistrate Sk Abdul Hassan, in absence of Mr Roy Chowdhury, fixed October 16 as the next date of hearing of the case.

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