With expelled CPI(M) leader Lakshman Seth alleging that Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was trying to make him a scapegoat for the firing in Nandigram in 2007, a Trinamool Congress leader today demanded that the former chief minister be arrested by CBI.
Virtually cold-shouldering Opposition CPI(M)`s demand for a CBI enquiry into the Saradha chitfund scam in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said similar probes into incidents in Singur and Nandigram had not yielded results.
The Trinamool Government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in state politics, has not yet given CBI the sanction to prosecute five police officers involved in the 2007 police firing which killed 14 villagers.
Three persons, including husband of a CPI(M) candidate, were on Monday killed and several others injured in violence during the second phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal where 75 per cent polling was recorded.
The driver of an ambulance used
to dump bodies of victims of firing allegedly by CPI(M) cadre during recapture of Nandigram in 2007 has been arrested at Khejuri in East Midnapore district, CID officials said Friday.
A local CPI(M) leader,
accused in the case of disappearance of 6 Trinamool
Congress-backed anti-land acquisition movement (BUPC)
activists following a firing incident was arrested from his residence in East
The CID said that they are trying to ascertain whether CPI(M) leader and former West Bengal minister Sushanta Ghosh, arrested in connection with murder of several TMC supporters, had played any role in Nandigram incident in 2007.
After deciding to release 52 political prisoners, WB government will now
withdraw cases filed by the Left Front regime against those who took part in Singur and Nandigram movements besides at
Netai, CM Mamata Banerjee announced.
Cautioning that incidents like in
Greater Noida are bound to happen if authorities don`t learn from similar episodes in Nandigram and Singur, actress-activist Shabana Azmi demanded greater focus on relief and rehabilitation.