WB to challenge Calcutta High Court order on Netai massacre

The WB govt will move the SC challenging the Calcutta High Court order asking the CBI to take over the Netai massacre inquiry from the CID, secretariat sources said.

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 23:55 PM IST

Kolkata: The West Bengal government will
move the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court
order asking the CBI to take over the Netai massacre inquiry
from the CID, secretariat sources said.

"It has been decided to move the Supreme Court. The
High Court order is being studied to find the grounds on which
the Supreme Court can be moved", they said.

The government institued a CID inquiry into the January
7 firing at Netai village in which nine people were killed but
was ordered by the High Court on February 18 to hand over the
investigation to the CBI.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice JN Patel and
Justice Ashim Kumar Roy also directed the CID to hand over all
documents relating to the investigation, as well as the two
accused in custody, to the CBI.

The bench, which will monitor the investigation,
directed the CBI to furnish a progress report after 15 days
from the day of the order when the matter would come for
hearing again.

PTI