West Bengal police have arrested from Jharkhand the absconding CPI(M) leader Anuj Pandey, an accused of the infamous Netai massacre case of 2011, in which CPI(M) activists allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons in West Midnapore district.
More than three years after the Netai massacre in which CPI(M) men allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons West Midnapore district, the police arrested the main accused Anuj Pandey from Jharkhand, the CID said on Wednesday.
In another embarrassment to the ruling CPM after the Netai massacre, the joint forces arrested nine persons, all suspected supporters of the party,and seized a cache of arms and ammunition at a village in Salboni in W Midnapore.
Barely 48 hours after the CID
announced awards for infromation on the whereabouts of the
accused in the Netai carnage, the investigating agency made a
breakthrough today by arresting two persons from West Midnapore district.
Residents of Netai village near the Maoist hotbed of Lalgarh, where nine villagers were gunned down on January seven, are still to get over the shock with the worst hit being the students preparing for their exams.