Nandigram violence: Ex-CPI-M MP held in Mumbai
Mumbai: Absconding former CPI-M MP Laxman
Seth was on Saturday arrested by West Bengal CID from a Mumbai
suburb in connection with Nandigram violence in which six
persons were killed in 2007.
Seth was arrested along with former MLA Amiya Seth and
CPI-M district committee member Ashok Guria, police said.
The trio would be produced before a court for transit
remand and taken to West Bengal either today or tomorrow,
A court in Haldia in East Midnapore district had on
February 27 issued a non bailable warrant against Laxman Seth
whose name figured in the charge sheet filed by the CID
against 85 people for their alleged involvement in the death
of six persons and disappearance of seven others during the
Nandigram movement in 2007.
Seth was absconding ever since the CID filed the charge
sheet on January 30, 2012 before the Haldia sub-divisional
court naming the former MP and party heavyweight in the area,
and several other local CPI(M) leaders of Nandigram and
adjoining Khejuri blocks.
They were accused of abduction and murder during an
attack on a peace rally by Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee
(BUPC) on November 10, 2007.
The BUPC, an anti-land acquisition organisation, had
launched the movement in January, 2007 against land
acquisition in Nandigram by the erstwhile Left Front
government for setting up a chemical hub and SEZ, which
finally forced the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
to abandon the plan.