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Trinamul suspends Sandeshkhali leader Shahjahan Sheikh for 6 years, hours after his arrest

Sheikh was the party convenor of Sandeshkhali assembly constituency and was also a member of TMC held North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad

PTI Published 29.02.24, 03:26 PM
Shahjahan Sheikh

Shahjahan Sheikh File picture

TMC strongman Shajahan Sheikh, accused of sexual abuse and land grab in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali, was on Thursday suspended from the party for six years, TMC leader Derek O'Brien said.

He was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after being on the run for 55 days which witnessed violent protests led by women of Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district.

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Sheikh was the party convenor of Sandeshkhali assembly constituency and was also a member of TMC held North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad.

"We have decided to suspend Shajahan Sheikh from the party for 6 years. As always, we walk the talk. We have set examples in the past, and we are doing that today.

"But we dare the BJP to suspend leaders, who have corruption cases against them and have several criminal cases against them," O'Brien said at a press conference.

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