Burdwan killings: Calcutta HC raps West Bengal govt

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 16:25

Zeenews Bureau

Kolkata: In a setback to the 10-month old Mamata Banerjee regime, the Calcutta High Court rapped the West Bengal government on Friday over the probe into the killing of two CPI (M) leaders in Burdwan.

Slamming the state government Chief Justice Jaynarayan Patel criticized Mamata’s regime for blaming the Left Front rule and the "consequent inefficiencies in the system". The Chief Justice firmly said that the state government could no longer abdicate its responsibilities.

The bench of Justice Patel and Justice Sambuddha Chakrobarty was hearing a PIL seeking for an investigation by the CBI into the killings. Ordering the government to submit the post-mortem report, the court said that the decision of a CBI inquiry will be later taken on.

“West Bengal can no longer blame the system for the Burdwan killings,” the High Court tersely told the government.

The court also took to task Mamata’s administration for not providing the post-mortem report of the two left leaders who were killed. The Burdwan murder case to be will now be monitored by the court.

Two CPM leaders, former MLA Pradip Tah and Kamal Gayen were hacked to death in Burdwan town. They were allegedly killed by Trinamool workers during a procession. The killers were said to be armed with weapons like spears and rods. They died at the hospital later on due to the injuries sustained.

Meanwhile, four TMC supporters have been arrested, as per reports.

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First Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 16:20

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