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    Sandeshkhali case: Hours after arrest, Shajahan Sheikh suspended from TMC for six years

    The Hawk
    February29/ 2024
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    TMC leader Derek O'Brien announces the suspension of Shajahan Sheikh for six years amidst allegations of sexual abuse and land grab in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal.

    TMC leader Sheikh Shajahan

    Kolkata: TMC strongman Shajahan Sheikh, accused of sexual abuse and land grab in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali, was on Thursday suspended from the party for six years, TMC leader Derek O'Brien said.

    He was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after being on the run for 55 days which witnessed violent protests led by women of Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district.

    Sheikh was the party convenor of Sandeshkhali assembly constituency and was also a member of TMC held North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad.

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    "We have decided to suspend Shajahan Sheikh from the party for 6 years. As always, we walk the talk. We have set examples in the past, and we are doing that today."

    "But we dare the BJP to suspend leaders, who have corruption cases against them and have several criminal cases against them," O'Brien said at a press conference.