The Telegraph
Monday , August 11 , 2014
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Police tent near Zarina home

Security personnel at the tent. Picture by Indrajit Roy

Labhpur, Aug. 10: A police tent was today set up about 100 metres from Zarina Biwi’s house in Birbhum’s Labhpur, five days after she met the district police superintendent over “lack of security”.

“Police today set up a tent close to our house for the first time since the high court order. The armed policemen who had disappeared a few days ago have also returned,” said Zarina, whose three sons were killed allegedly during a kangaroo court in Trinamul MLA Manirul Islam’s courtyard four years ago.

Calcutta High Court had on July 15 directed the district police chief to provide adequate security to Zarina and her family members. Birbhum police had deployed two armed policemen along with four civic police personnel, who had been staying in an under-construction building about 200 metres from her home.

But Zarina met police chief Alok Rajoria on August 5, alleging that four of the six security personnel had disappeared. In the absence of the cops, she had alleged, four motorbike-borne men had come to her house and threatened the family with dire consequences if it did not withdraw the court case demanding a CBI probe.

Asked about the security, Rajoria said: “We have deployed policemen as and when we thought was necessary. I don’t have any comment on why the camp was set up today.”