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 Bhattacharjee.

"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 said.

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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