Killing of former CPM MLA rocks Bengal Assembly

The recent killing of a former CPI-M MLA rocked the West Bengal Assembly today with the Congress demanding a CBI probe into the incident.

Updated: Jul 01, 2010, 21:30 PM IST

Kolkata: The recent killing of a former CPI-M
MLA rocked the West Bengal Assembly today with the Congress
demanding a CBI probe into the incident.

The opposition Congress did not relent even after Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee announced that the Birbhum SP
was being removed in the wake of the killing of Ananda Das at
Nanoor on Tuesday. Congress said before removing the SP,
Bhattacharjee should step down as Home Minister.

Making a statement in the House on the killing of the
former CPI-M MLA, Bhattacharjee said about 200 Trinamool
Congress supporters attacked CPI(M) zonal party office at
Sankkulipur and damaged it. Subsequently, they also attacked
the residence of Das and shot him.

He said since the incident took place abruptly and there
was not adequate number of police personnel, effective steps
could not be taken against the attackers.

To a question by RSP MLA Tapan Hore who had visited
Nanoor yesterday as part of a team led by government Chief
Whip Syed Md Masih, Bhattacharjee said Birbhum Superintendent
of Police Rabindra Nath Mukherjee was being removed as he
could not control the situation and a new SP was being posted.

Hore claimed that the police remained a bystander and did
nothing to prevent the attackers.

Bhattacharjee admitted that the situation in Birbhum was
"complicated and difficult" and alleged the Opposition was
trying to create unrest in the district. The CID, which was
asked to look into it, has submitted a report on the
prevailing situation there, he told the House.

PTI