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ISF rally in protest against arrest of party's lone MLA Naushad Siddique

ISF rally  in protest against arrest of  party's lone MLA Naushad Siddique

Kolkata, Feb 27 (UNI) Indian Secular Front (ISF) supporters on Tuesday took out a rally in the city and its outskirts to protest against the arrest of the party Chairman and lone legislator Pirzada Mohammad Naushad Siddique on his way to Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas, official sources said.
The city police stopped his vehicle in the Science City area in south Kolkata and then took him in a prison van to its headquarters Lalbazar.
A senior police officer said Siddique was rounded up (preventive arrest) because the law enforcing agency was apprehending law and order problem in Sandeshkhali, where prohibitory orders under Section 144 Criminal Penal Code is in force in several areas.
Thirty-one-year-old Chairman of the ISF Naushad Siddique said his plan was to visit Basanti and Sandeshkhali to meet the people there.
Siddique asked the policemen why they were preventing him from proceeding to Sandeshkhali, a place some 80 KM from the point of arrest.
The ISF leader asked why the Chief Minister was scared of opposition leaders visiting Sandeshkhali while the ruling party leaders and ministers were allowed to go there.
The legislator from Bhangar alleged that he was arrested in the city on the pretext of the prohibitory orders at Sandeshkhali.

Meanwhile, the ISF supporters held protest demonstrations at different places condemning the arrest and demanded immediate release of their leader. UNI PC BD SSP

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