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Stalemate over Power Grid's Bhangar project resolved, 2 feeders to be erected instead of proposed 13
Power Grid would now execute two feeders instead of three while the State Electricity Power Transmission Company will erect only two feeders against 13 initially proposed.
Chakraborty is prime accused in 41 cases, including murder of TMC strongman Arabul Islam's aide Babushona in 2017 and co-accused in over 26 other cases.
Protesters of the Jomi Jibika Poribesh o Bastutantra Raksha Samiti (Committee for protection of land, livelihood, environment and ecology) blocked Haroa Road at several points near the power grid.
West Bengal's Bhangar locked down after arrest of CPI (ML) agitation leader Alik Chakraborty in Odisha
Despite the blockade, no fresh violence between the agitators and the pro-power grid Trinamool Congress supporters of local strongman Arabul Islam was reported till this report was filed.
Odisha Police and its West Bengal counterpart on Thursday nabbed CPI (ML) Red Star leader Alik Chakraborty, who had been leading the anti-power grid agitation in Bhangar.
He was taken to a local police station in Bhubaneswar and would be brought back to West Bengal after seeking a transit remand on Friday.
Kin of independent candidate shot dead in Bhangar, former TMC MLA Arabul Islam arrested on Mamata's directive
Arabul Islam, who was now being taken to Baruipur court for judicial production, was arrested from his North Gazipur's home garden at around 2230 hours.
The state power minister also said the Bhangar project faced resistance not from the locals but from outsiders who had political backing either from the Congress, CPI(M) or the Naxalites.
Sources revealed that police were interrogating the Red Star activists about their role in a similar anti-power grid agitation in Assam and whether any cases were booked against them.
The violence comes after local TMC MLA Abdur Razzak Molla threatened to ‘cast net’ on the agitators and ‘weed them out’ to commence the power grid before the panchayat elections in May.
Violence returned to West Bengal's Bhangar on Tuesday, only three days after a peace rally was organised by the Trinamool Congress.
West Bengal: Trinamool Congress rallies in Bhangar over anti-power grid protest violence demanding outsiders leave
Trinamool Congress held a 'peace rally' in West Bengal's Bhangar that has witnessed violence over the construction of a power grid substation.
They had accused the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to throttle their movement by "using bombs, bullets, terror and false cases".