Kolkata: Giving a huge sigh of relief to the TMC leaders and party workers implicated in various cases in connection with both the cognizable and non-cognizable offences, the West Bengal government has now decided to withdraw charges against them.

The state government is planning to withdraw simple charges as well as serious charges like murder, possession of illegal arms and the cases in which non-bailable warrants have been issued against the Trinamool workers. West Bengal Law Minister Malay Ghatak has said that Trinamool workers were framed due to the political rivalry by previous left regime.

Sources say that the government has issued directions to withdraw cases against nearly 500 party workers implicated in various cases concerning to the previous violent protests in Singur, Nandigram and North 24-Parganas. The state Law Ministry has asked all the public prosecutors concerning to these cases to act in this direction and ensure their release. 

Following the orders, the public prosecutors have already sent a proposal to the concerned DMs in this regard. After getting the approval of the DMs, the final nod will be given by the state government.

Interestingly, after assuming power in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced to release the political prisoners. Some leaders who are involved in the Kamtapur protest have already been released, but leaders who were related to the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) and Maoists outfits are still lodged in the jail.