Nandigram violence: Ex-CPI-M MP held in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 18:12
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, sources said.

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.


First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 18:12

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