West Bengal opposes CBI probe into Lalgarh violence

January 13th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Jan 13 (ANI): West Bengal Government on Thursday opposed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the January 7 violence in Lalgarh’s Netai village, where suspected armed CPI-M cadres killed seven villagers and injured over 20 others.

Opposing the CBI probe, the government told the Calcutta High Court that the CID be allowed to carry on the inquiry.

Earlier today, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan summoned State Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh to discuss the law and order situation in the state following the January 7 massacre.

According to reports, State Home secretary G D Gautama and Director General of Police (DGP) N Mukherjee accompanied Ghosh for today’s meeting with Governor Narayanan.

Earlier on January 7, Governor Narayanan taking on Chief Minister Bhattacharjee said it is high time for the government to take an appropriate step.

“I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the violence in our state. A decisive stage has reached for the government to act. For our state it is a day of sorrow and shame. No democracy can allow such violence,” said Governor Narayanan

Six villagers, including a woman were killed and over 20 injured in firing by suspected armed CPI-M cadres in Lalgarh in West Bengal’s West Midnapore District on January 7.

The villagers, who had gathered to protest against demands made by Marxist armed cadre that they volunteer for night patrols and arms training, were fired at from a house at Netai village in Belatikri gram panchayat in Lalgarh police station area. (ANI)

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