Kolkata: In West Bengal, the case of student leader Anees Khan’s death has caught on. Anees was brutally assaulted at his house in Howrah and thrown down from the third floor of the house. Political parties are alleging political conspiracy behind it. There was a lot of uproar in Bengal over the incident on Sunday as well. Demonstrations were held in many places. The wheel was blocked. Congress, BJP and CPM are blaming the ruling TMC for this incident. They allege that this is a case of deliberate murder done at the behest of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
28-year-old Anees Khan was very active in student politics. He studied at Aaliya University, Howrah. At present, Kalyani was studying Journalism from the University. He also played an active role in the demonstrations against the Citizenship Act (CAA). Anees was also actively participating in the sit-in demonstration of students going on for the last 138 days in Alia University.
beaten up, then thrown from the third floor
According to the Indian Express, Anees’s relatives allege that on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday, four people forcibly entered their house in Sharda South Khanpada village of Howrah district. Anees was beaten up fiercely. Then thrown down from the third floor of the house. Anees’s father alleges that one of the attackers was wearing a police uniform and had a pistol in his hand. Seeing the matter heating up, the police has registered a case of murder, but has denied the involvement of any of its policemen in this incident.
Biggest performance since 2013
CPM’s student wing Students Federation of India (SFI) has started demonstrations across Bengal over Anees’s death. He has warned that if the killers are not caught in five days, then there will be an even bigger agitation. Anees was earlier the leader of SFI but later joined the Indian Secular Front. A Telegraph report said that this is the first time since 2013 that such large-scale demonstrations are taking place. In 2013, there were fierce protests in Bengal after the death of SFI member and Rabindra Bharati University student Sudipta Gupta in police custody.
Political parties surrounded Mamta
CPM’s Rajya Sabha Member of parliament Vikas Bhattacharya said that Anees was not only fighting the battle of the common people, but was also opposing Mamta government’s plan to sell Alia University. His murder has been done under the conspiracy at the behest of Mamta Banerjee. An independent agency should be probed into Anees’s death. If this does not happen, then he will move the High Court. Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also termed Anees’s death as a premeditated murder. BJP’s national vice president Dilip Ghosh targeted the Mamta government over the role of the police. He said that political murder is not a new thing in Bengal. There is no such thing as law and order in the state while CM Mamata Banerjee is busy in Goa and UP tours.
TMC said, the guilty will not be able to escape
Leader of Opposition in Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari also blamed TMC for Anees’s death. However, TAC leader and Bengal Transport Minister Firhad Hakim said that there was no need for this protest. Whoever is guilty will be caught. It could also be a conspiracy. Police will find out the truth.