Political protection allowed several wanted men to evade arrest in West Bengal till pressure from the Election Commission ended their immunity. Madhuparna Das tracks who have been arrested and who haven’t.
CPM zonal secretary, built base of armed cadres in Lalgarh-Dharampur
20 cases pending, including 5 of murder
15 years with CPM, never arrested
Rs 1,500/month. His only known income. Jobless before joining CPM. Built a sprawling house on 20-acre plot, allegedly from funds meant for Centyral projects. During an attack by tribals, air-conditioner, an LCD TV set, a refrigerator and expensive furniture were destroyed
Absconder in CBI chargesheet in Netai massacre case, named one of the conspirators
Extortionist, coal mafia don and aide of top CPM leaders in Jamuria, Burdwan
10 cases, including some of murder and possession of arms.
Arrested in an arms case, got bail immediately
Prime suspect in Monday’s murder of Trinamool leader Kabir Quazi, killed trying to protect local candidate
Real name Abul Basar Ansari, CPM strongman, upa-pradhan of Tali village panchayat in Mangalkot 20 cases, including 7 of murder, in last 10 years.
Prime accused in Mangalkot bloodbath of 2009-10
Charged with murdering four Trinamool Congress workers between 2006-10, arson, ¿snatching¿ arrested persons from police
Virtually ruled local police, never arrested though seen in CPM public meetings
Following EC crackdown, police attached his property, then tracked him down to Bangalore and arrested him
Former schoolteacher, CPM district secretariat member in North 24-Parganas; his stronghold was Sashan 40,000 bighas Area of fish-ponds under his control Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 Rate per bigha at which fish ponds are leased out Allegedly murdered Trinamool worker Noor Ali Mohammad while guarding his pond in 2009 Ran a private army and terrorised 12 villages
Arrested last month. Police claim picked him up but CPM sources say he surrendered at insistence of Chief Minister
Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri, president and general secretary of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
5 cases faced by Giri, 4 by Gurung; including murder last year of rival Gorkha leader Madan Tamang surrendered separately; both got bail
Trinamool Congress panchayat samity member in Nandigram-II
12 cases include murder, rioting and arson
Partha Pratim Das
Trinamool candidate, Khejuri