Mamata Banerjee backers now feel betrayed by govt

Mamata Banerjee

"The incident was not cooked up as Mamata Banerjee had claimed. It was a true incident. The prime accused is still free. It has been a year and we feel that the culprits be arrested and proper punishment meted out. That is why we are marching to the Park Street police station to file a deputation," said Aich.

Though police said the charges will be framed on February 19 against the three, who have been arrested the incident, they are yet to get hold of the prime accused Kader Khan. In May 2012, police submitted a chargesheet against the five accused in the rape case, 82 days after the incident. Three of the accused — Sumit Bajaj, Nasser Ali and Ruhman Khan — were arrested on February 18 and sent to judicial custody on March 3.

Irked by the police action of stopping the march from entering Park Street, Sanyal said: "Police officials did not offer us any explanations. I find it strange that we were stopped at the same spot in 2007 when we had brought out a protest march after the Nandigram violence. It seems that the attitude of the administration remains the same."

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