COMRADE BINDHYACHAL RAM, PRESIDENT OF THE GROUP-C UNION OF SOUTH PRESIDENCY DIVISIONAL BRANCH & SPM, SONARPUR S.O., HAS BEEN SHOT BY A GROUP OF MISCREANTS YESTERDAY IN A STARTLING EVENT.
Com. Ram was bringing the office cash of nearly 39 lakhs including cheques and stamps from the iron safe embedded inside Sonarpur Police Station, accompanied by Group-D Com. Manoranjan Nayek and Sri Sujit Halder, an armed Home Guard.
Just in front of the stairs of the office, a group of 4 / 5 miscreants opened a load of gunshots to them. Sri Halder took 8 injuries in his body, while Comrade Ram, our experienced organiser and leader, sustained a bullet injury at his back, about two inches below the right scapula. The miscreants snatched the cash bag and fled from the site riding bikes awaiting on the road.
Both the injured victims are under treatment at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Kolkata. Com. Ram is scheduled to undergo surgery today to remove the bullet from his body.
Sri Ashok Kr. Kolay, Divl Supdt., attended the office and the hospital day long and provided necessary help. Anxious staffs from all offices also attended the hospital. Group-C Circle Secretary Com. Janardan Majumdar visited the hospital and remained with the comrades.
We demand for every possible measure to get hold of the miscreants and recover the Govt money.