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Updated February 29th, 2024 at 13:36 IST

Sandeshkhali Case: FIR Details and Charges Against Arrested Don Sheikh Shahjahan

A FIR has been filed against Sheikh Shahjahan under eight sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the West Bengal Police.

Reported by: Shweta Parande
FIR charges against Sheikh Shahjahan
Charges against Sheikh Shahjahan in Sandeshkhali case | Image:Republic Exclusive Photo
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Sandeshkhali: Sheikh Shahjahan, the prime accused in the Sandeshkhali case, was arrested on Wednesday night in West Bengal. Shahjahan, who is a leader in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had been absconding for 55 days before being finally apprehended.

Further details have revealed that a first information report (FIR) has been filed against Sheikh Shahjahan under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 353, 427, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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What are the charges against Sheikh Shahjahan?

The FIR against Sheikh Shahjahan in the Sandeshkhali case includes the following sections of the IPC, with the charges:

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Sec 147, 148 - Guilty of rioting

Sec 149 - Unlawful assembly

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Sec 323 - Voluntarily causing hurt

Sec 353 - Deterring public servant from performing duty

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Sec 427 - Offence of mischief

Sec 506 - Criminal intimidation

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Sec 34 - Criminal act with furtherance of common intention.

Sheikh Shahjahan has been accused of sexual harassment, extortion and land-grabbing in Sandeshkhali. The accused was produced at the Basirhat Court this morning and has been remanded to a 10-day police custody.

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For more on Sheikh Shahjahan and the Sandeshkhali case, click here.

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Published February 29th, 2024 at 13:36 IST

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