Medha Patkar’s convoy attacked near Nandigram

November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin  
Patkar’s convoy was attacked at Kapaseberia in East Midnapore District of the state.

She was going to Nandigram to attend anti-land acquisition protests.

Condemning the attack, allegedly carried out by CPI-M cadres, Patkar questioned the role of the police personnel posted nearby.

Inspector General of Police (law and order), West Bengal, Raj Kanojia said in Kolkata that one of the vehicles in Patkar’s convoy was damaged.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal government announced compensation of two lakh rupees for those who were killed in March 14 police firing in Nandigram

A new turf war between the CPI-M cadres and Trinamool Congress workers has already claimed four lives, besides leaving thousands homeless and dozens injured.

On Wednesday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took to the streets to demand central intervention and the immediate dismissal of the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Government.

CPI (M) and the BUPC supporters exchanged several rounds of fire at Gokulnagar, Ranichak, Bhangaberia and Satengabari.

Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed concern over Nandigram violence and asked Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil to look into it urgently.

Nandigram has been the scene of recurring clashes since January resulting in deaths, including 14 in police firing and violence on March 14 when villagers resisted the police from entering. (ANI)

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