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SFI, DYFI activists get bail

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Eight leaders of the CPI(M)'s youth and student wings, arrested for damaging properties during a demonstration last week, were granted bail today by a city

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satya Arnab Roy of Bankshall here granted bail to the eight activists of the Students Federation of (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of (DYFI) on bail bonds of Rs 100 each.

The eight were arrested on March under various sections of the and the newly-enacted provisions of the Maintenance of Public Order Amendment Act 2017 that stipulates payment of compensation by an agitator who damages public or private properties in a stir.

Chief Public Prosecutor Pijush Kanti Mandal submitted to the that the eight had indulged in violence and damaged fencings and public address systems of the police on being asked to disperse during an agitation at the Esplanade area.

The counsel for the accused persons sought bail for them arguing that the police had applied unnecessary force on a peaceful demonstration to disperse the agitators.

They were arrested on March 10 from the spot and were under judicial remand till today.

The court granted bail to all the eight accused after hearing the both parties.

The SFI and DYFI activists had organized a march to Raj Bhavan to protest the alleged irregularities in recruitment primary teachers in the state.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 20:07 IST