CPM leader arrested, 6 bodies still missing
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Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 08:54
Nandigram: A local CPI(M) leader, accused in the case of disappearance of six Trinamool Congress-backed anti-land acquisition movement (BUPC) activists following a firing incident at Nandigram in November, 2007, was arrested from his residence in East Midnapore district this evening.

A top police officer said Ajit Bar, the local left leader, was arrested from his residence at adjoining Khejuri no two block by a CID team.

Six BUPC (Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee) activists were killed in firing and six others went missing during the 'recapture' of Nandigram on November 6, 2007 by the Marxists, driven out of the area during the height of the land movement earlier in that year.

Members of the missing families had since lodged FIRs against Bar alleging he was a key person in the dumping of six bodies after the firing from a procession, the official said.

A CID team came to the area four-five days back, quizzed some boatmen in the area dotted by waterbodies and today rounded up Bar.

He was later taken to Kolkata.


First Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 08:54

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