Siddiqualla Chowdhury arrested on way to Nandigram
Kolkata (PTI): Jamiat-e Ulema-e Hind general secretary Siddiqulla Chowdhury was on Friday arrested along with 30 others on their way to violence-hit Nandigram.
Chowdhury and 30 others were arrested at Kolaghat, about 70 km from here, for breach of peace on NH 41 when they tried to force their way towards Nandigram breaking police barricade, West Bengal IGP (law and order) Raj Kanojia said here.
Chowdhury, along with All India Minority Forum president Idris Ali and the others were taken to Kolaghat police station.
Criticising the police action, Chowdhury said he and the others were going to provide relief to the people who were driven out of their homes and lodged in relief camps at Nandigram.
"We demand removal of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and imposition of President's rule in the state," he said.