Sandeshkhali Row: Six years and six months after his arrest, Shahjahan Sheikh was suspended from the TMC

New Delhi: The ladies of Sandeskhali village in West Bengal have been making headlines lately due to their protests against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shahjahan Sheikh. They accuse him of stealing land and harassing women. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is supporting the demonstrations, and it has now turned into a political conflict between the BJP and TMC. The primary culprit, Shahjahan Sheikh, was taken into custody a few hours ago. Shortly after his apprehension, the leader of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) party was suspended.

Shahjahan Sheikh Was Suspended By The Congress Party
As previously reported, the Trinamool Congress, the political party of the accused TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh in the Sandeshkhali Row case, has now suspended him. The Trinamool Congress has suspended Shahjahan Sheikh from the party for a term of six years in the most recent development in the Sandeshkhali Row.

Shahjahan Sheikh is Arrested by West Bengal Police Sheikh Shahjahan was taken into custody by West Bengal police on Thursday morning on suspicion of “sexual assault and land grab,” according to authorities. Shahjahan was taken into custody in the North 24 Parganas district of Minakhan, according to Minakhan SDPO Aminul Islam Khan, who spoke to ANI. For more than a month, Shahjahan has been eluding capture by federal and state authorities.

This month, there have been several demonstrations against TMC chief Shahjahan Sheikh in Sandeshkhali, in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The protests are a result of women demanding justice for what they believe to be crimes done by the TMC leader. Shajahan Sheikh and his close associates were accused by several women in Sandeshkhali of engaging in coerced “land-grabs and sexual assaults.” Three days after the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court issued an order to include Sheikh Shahjahan in the Sandeshkhali case, the arrest has taken place.

“There is no reason not to arrest him,” said Calcutta High Court Justice on February 26, while requesting to issue a notice in the case. In this instance, public notification is required. In Sandeshkhali instances, no stay order is in place. The Court said, “There is no justification for not arresting him. In relation to the suspected land grabbing case, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) had earlier on February 23 searched approximately six places in West Bengal, including the homes of Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shahjahan and his close associates.

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