Tuesday, November 27, 2007

HC admits petition for CBI probe


HC admits petition for probe

Calcutta, Nov. 26: The high court today admitted a petition demanding a CBI probe into the incidents in Nandigram between November 5 and 12 and fixed the hearing for next Monday.

Moving the petition before the division bench of Chief Justice S.S. Nijjar and Justice Pinaki Ghosh, advocate Kalyan Banerjee said that in its November 13 judgment, the court had allowed the CBI to continue its probe into the March 14 police firing. “But from November 5 to 12, CPM supporters carried out attacks on poor villagers, looted their properties and forced them to leave their homes,” said Banerjee.

He alleged that many were raped and beaten up by CPM goons. “These incidents should also come under the purview of the CBI probe and the court should direct the government to give adequate compensation to the homeless.”

Minority panel

The National Commission for Minorities will visit Nandigram tomorrow to probe alleged police atrocities on March 14.

“We have received various allegations,” said a commission team that met the chief minister at Writers’.