CPM leader arrested, 6 bodies still missing
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.