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Vedic Village case: No question of protecting anyone, says WB govt

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 23:39

Kolkata: After the arrest of the project
manager of Vedic Village, a resort for which alleged shady
land deals had been struck, the West Bengal government on Friday
said there was no question of protecting anyone.

"The investigation will take its own course and
question does not arise of protecting anybody," Chief
Secretary Asok Mohan Chakraborty told reporters after a
high-level meeting convened by Chief Minister Buddhadeb
"All those named in the FIR, including the land
mafia involved must be arrested and none will be spared,"
he said.

IGP (South Bengal) Sanjay Mukherjee was asked to
expedite investigations and take strong action against those
involved, he said referring to the violence that occurred on
August 23 when the resort was burnt down by a mob and a man
shot dead following a football match.

Some persons named in the FIR were yet to be arrested
and the allegations against them were being looked into, he
Meanwhile, a man named Kalua, who was arrested
yesterday along with the resort`s project manager Biplab
Biswas was remanded to six days in police custody after being
produced in a local court in North 24 Parganas.

Kalua, was alleged to be a close aide of a local
ruffian, Gaffar Mollah, who was the main accused in the
case. Gaffar is absconding.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 23:39

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