Report submitted on stripping case in Nandigram

May 7th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin  


Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Wednesday submitted its report on the alleged stripping of a 28-year-old woman who was forced to walk naked in a rally taken out by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres in East Midnapore’s Nandigram area. “I have completed my enquiry and submitted the report to the office of the West Bengal director general of police,” Inspector General (Special) of CID Sanjay Mukherjee told IANS.

He said that allegations of CPI-M atrocities on two more women in Nandigram have not been confirmed yet.

“Since I was told to probe into a particular area, I cannot comment on anything else. I have already done my job and now it’s the responsibility of the district police to look into other aspects of the allegation,” he said.

Anti-land acquisition group Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) members levelled fresh allegations Tuesday that two more women were assaulted by CPI-M party men in the trouble-torn region.

BUPC activists said a 28-year-old woman was forced to strip in a CPI-M rally Monday as she refused to take part in it. The incident sparked fresh tension in Nandigram that led West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to order a CID probe into the incident.

A team of state CID officials headed by Sanjay Mukherjee Tuesday went to Nandigram, about 150 km from Kolkata, to investigate the matter.

The doctor, who is attending on the victim at Nandigram Hospital, confirmed sexual assault.

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