Cooch Behar, April 17: The district court of Cooch Behar today acquitted Bangshibadan Burman, the leader of Greater Cooch Behar Peoples' Association, and 42 others who were accused for organising an attack on police in 2005 which led to the death of three cops.
Two Greater Cooch Behar Peoples' Association supporters also died in the clash.
"The district court today acquitted all 43 accused," said Shibendranath Roy, the lawyer of the Greater Cooch Behar Peoples' Association leaders.
On September 20, 2005, the activists started a fast unto death near the district magistrate's office. The police tried to stop supporters from gathering, resulting in the clash.