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2 persons visit Nabanna to lodge extortion complaints

Two persons on Tuesday visited Nabanna to lodge complaints with the Chief Minister Office against the alleged syndicate raj and extortion in their localities.

They alleged that the local police did not take any action against the accused despite the repeated pleas. Having found no other option they had decided to go to Nabanna urging Chief Minister’s intervention. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not in the city that time as she was touring Tripura.

Rabindranath Samui, a resident of Udaynarayanpur in Howrah came to Nabanna to lodge a complaint against some local people who were not allowing him to plough on his 40 bigha land at Rajpur in Howrah. He also alleged that he was threatened with dire consequences if he tries to plough his land.

Another victim on Tuesday visited the administrative headquarters from Tollygunge area saying that some local people were trying to encroach upon a piece of land in the same area. He had lodged a complaint in the local police station but they did not take any action in this regard. Victim, Rana Chakraborty has said that he had an eight cottah land on 47 A Manik Bandyopadhya road and some local people were trying to grab the land. 

They were threatening the victim of dire consequences if he tries to lodge any complaint. It may be mentioned that after the Chief Minister had asked the police to take stern action against those who are involved in the extortion and the syndicate raj across the state. Following the Chief Minister’s order police have arrested many persons involved in such incidents including Trinamool Congress councillors of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporations. Many people from the districts had visited Nabanna seeking Chief Ministers’ intervention in this regard.

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