File photograph of Susanta Ghosh

Susanta Ghosh was arrested in August, 2011 in reference to the homicide of seven TMC supporters, and spent six months in jail.

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  • Last Updated: September 5, 2020, 12:30 PM IST
  • Edited by: Majid Alam


Kolkata: In a big transfer, the CPI(M) in West Bengal on Friday suspended its celebration chief and former cupboard minister Susanta Ghosh for 3 years on disciplinary grounds. His suspension got here after a digital assembly of senior celebration members yesterday night.

Ghosh, nevertheless, mentioned that he’s but to obtain any formal order from the celebration. “I heard that I was suspended from the party for three years. However, I have not received any formal letter from the party,” he mentioned.

“The party must be knowing why they suspended me. All I want to say is, I have not done anything against the party. I was in the party, I am still in the party, and I will remain in the party,” Ghosh added.

Ghosh was arrested in August, 2011 in reference to the homicide of seven TMC supporters, and spent six months in jail. Police had found seven skeletons from an space close to Ghosh’s ancestral home in Benachpara in Garbeta in 2002.

Police had claimed that the our bodies have been buried by Ghosh and his aides to suppress the crime. The sensational homicide case got here to be often called the ‘Garbeta Skeleton Case’ and the matter remains to be pending with the courtroom.

Referring to the case, Ghosh mentioned, “More than nine years have already passed in the court and I have no idea how long will it go.”

Ghosh had filed a number of bail petitions which have been turned down by the Calcutta High Court however in February 2012, he managed to safe bail from the Supreme Court. He is among the influential CPIM leaders in Garbeta in West Midnapur, regardless of the celebration not being in energy for lengthy.

He was the MLA from 1987 to 2016 and later grew to become a minister in West Bengal cupboard throughout Left Front authorities beneath CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.

Ghosh had authored a ebook in 2019 titled ‘Baam Jamana Sesh Dedh Dashak – Abhigyata, Anubhuti’ (final one and half decade of Left Front – expertise and emotions) the place he expressed his ideas concerning the CPI (M). Ghosh provides that the ebook may need angered the celebration members. “I don’t know whether my book angered anyone or not. You please read the book and judge whether I have said anything wrong or not. All I can say is I know that I have not mentioned anything which is factually incorrect. The context of the book is based on facts,” Ghosh mentioned.

Ghosh was the district committee member of West Midnapore and his suspension might give an enormous blow for the celebration forward of the Assembly Polls scheduled within the state in 2021. The celebration had earlier suspended its Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay from the celebration in 2017 for ‘main a lavish life’ and utilizing costly watches and digital devices. Ritabrata was the previous General Secretary of the Students’ Federation of India. He was elected a Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal in February 2014.