Baruipur Court.
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Diamond Harbour: Naxal leader and the face of anti-power station Bhangar Agitation, Alik Chakraborty, has been remanded to 10 days police custody.

Chakraborty was arrested on 31 May from Bhubaneswar in Odisha, where he had gone for treatment. He was flown to Kolkata last night.

Today morning, police took him to the Baruipur Sub-divisional Court in South 24-Parganas and kept him at the court lockup.

A large number of villagers and supporters of Chakraborty, including a few from Kolkata, turned up at the court and started shouting slogans for his immediate release.

Inside the court, police produced Chakraborty before a judge and prayed for 14 days remand. The prosecution argued that police need to interrogate Chakraborty, who is accused in as many as 50 cases of violence and arson at Bhanagar for the past nearly two years. Some of the cases are registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

After pursuing the case details, the judge sent Chakraborty to 10 days police remand and directed the police to arrange for Chakraborty treatment in the custody. The CPI-ML Red Star leader is suffering from liver-related ailments.

As police were taking him away from the court, he told reporters that the people’s agitation at Bhangar cannot be suppressed by arresting him.