West Bengal Governor on way to restive Sandeshkhali; police claim entire area peaceful

“He (Governor) is a sensitive man and knows that people are being tortured there. I fear he may be shown black flags. His predecessor Jagdeep Dhankhar faced several such incidents,” Ghosh told reporters here this morning.A larger number of women in Sandeshkhali held protests in the last few days, alleging that local TMC leader Sheikh Shajahan and his “gang” captured swathes of land by force, besides sexually harassing them.They demanded the arrest of Shajahan who has been absconding since last month after a team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that went to raid his house in an alleged ration scam was attacked by a mob.Ghosh also said, “Today my party colleagues are going to Sandeshkhali. I do not know how far they will be able to proceed. The government is trying to suppress the Sandeshkhali incidents.” A BJP delegation led by Suvendu Adhikari, the leader of opposition in the assembly, is scheduled to visit Sandeshkhali on Monday.Adhikari had also alleged that human rights have been violated there.Meanwhile, police said that the situation in Sandeshkhali remained “peaceful” and nobody would be allowed to disrupt the law and order there.”The governor is going to Sadeshkhali. We have taken all sorts of precautionary measures. The entire area is peaceful. Now, no untoward incident has been reported there. We will not allow anybody to disrupt the law and order situation there and will take strict action against those who violate the law,” a senior police officer said.Asked whether they would allow the BJP MLAs to enter Sandeshkhali, the officer said that since prohibitory orders are currently imposed in the area, police would strictly follow the provisions of the law.

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