Sushanta Ghosh attacked outside Midnapore Court
Ghosh was one of the prime accused in the case in which seven Trinamool Congress workers were abducted, killed and buried in a pond in 2002.
The skeletons were recovered in June 2011 from near Ghosh’s ancestral house at Benachapra near Garbeta.0 Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested Ghosh on August 12, 2011. Later he was released on bail.
On Thursday, all the accused in the case including Ghosh had to be present before the court.
Ghosh was attacked when he was giving reply to some questions of media outside the court.
Manoranjan Singh, father of Swapan Singh, suddenly came running from amidst the crown and pushed Ghosh.
The man held Ghosh as the main person behind his son’s murder and tried to punch him. He wanted to kill him and also expressed desire to behead Ghosh. But his attempts failed as policemen present in the court premises rushed to the spot and stopped him.
A section of policemen took Ghosh inside the court room while some other policemen took Singh aside.
The aggrieved father continued claiming that “Ghosh had killed many people, tortured women and torched several houses. He is a culprit and shouldn’t get acquitted as he was the boss of harmads. He had unleashed terror to maintain his hold in the area. He had killed my son along with six others as they were workers of Trinamool Congress”.
He continued saying that he wanted to behead Ghosh as he had killed his son when the police was trying to take him out of the court premises and repeatedly tried to get hold of Ghosh. Ghosh’s counsel Biswanath Ghosh narrated the incident before the court.
Ghosh later said that this had been taking place since 2011 and the matter has been informed to the court. This is the second time when Ghosh was attacked outside the court.
On March 6, 2012, Ghosh was beaten up with a shoe when he was entering the court in Midnapore. Like Thursday’s incident, a man from the crowd came running and beat up Ghosh with his shoe.
A police officer said steps have been taken to ensure that such incident does not take place when Ghosh will be produced before the court next time.