Ten arrested for demonstrating against flyover collapse
Kolkata, Apr 2 (PTI) Ten persons, allegedly belonging to a Maoist
frontal organisation, were arrested today for staging a demonstration
against the state government holding it responsible for the Vivekananda
flyover collapse, a senior police officer said.
The agitators also tried moving towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence, the officer added.
Ten members of RADICAL, a Maoist frontal organisation, including
three women cadres, were demonstrating in front of Hazra crossing over
alleged government negligence regarding collapse of Vivekananda flyover
on Thursday, the officer said.
“They were protesting at the Hazra crossing but suddenly started to
proceed towards the Chief minister’s house. They were declared to be
holding unlawful assembly and were arrested,” the officer said.
Kalighat Police Station personnel arrested them under IPC sections
143, 149 and 283 as punishment for unlawful assembly, guilty of offences
committed in prosecution of common object and danger or obstruction in
public way respectively.