Jhargram (WB): A local court on Wednesday issued
warrants against eight absconding CPI(M) members, accused
in the Netai firing in West Midnapore district, and asked them
to surrender before it by June 29.
Following the CBI`s appeal to issue look-out notices
against the eight absconders, the Additional Chief Judicial
Magistrate, Jhargram, M Reja ordered confiscation of the
movable and immovable properties of the eight persons accused.
The court further ordered police to put up `wanted`
posters bearing their photos with suitable reward promises for
The eight absconders are CPI(M) zonal committee member
Anuj Pandey, his brother Dalim Pandey, party local committee
secretary Chandi Karan, other local committee members
Khaliluddin, Jaydeb Giri, Tapan Dey, Fullora Mondal and Pratim
Gunshots were fired from Dandapat`s house in Netai
village on January 7 leading to the death of nine people,
including four women.
Of the 20 CPI(M) accused in the carnage, 12 were
The case was investigated by CBI and chargesheet filed
in early April.
All the accused were booked under several sections of
the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Section 302 (murder).
The carnage took place when Netai residents, mostly
women, went in a procession to Dandapat`s house, sheltering a
camp, to protest against alleged arm twisting of villagers by
CPI(M) activist for joining the village defence squad at