Tuesday, May 6, 2008

CID inquiry into stripping ordered : The Statesman (6.05.08)


NANDIGRAM/KOLKATA, May. 6: Even as the West Bengal government today ordered a CID inquiry into the alleged stripping of three women supporters of the Trinamul Congress-backed Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) in Nandigram violence continued in some areas, leaving at least six persons, including three women, injured. A few houses were ransacked at Satengabari, Balarampur, Satkhali and Raynagar villages by armed CPI-M cadres last night.
With more BUPC supporters taking shelter at the Nandigram BDO office premises today, the number of ousted people has gone up to 800. Tension prevailed at Balarampur and Ramchawk areas in Boyal-II gram panchayat around 12.30 pm when a police team went to pick up two BUPC youths from Ramchawk village. The villagers headed by women of Balarampur village gheraoed the police team for two hours and snatched away two youths from their custody. In presence of the police team, the villagers dug up the village road near Ramchawk bridge to prevent further raids by the police. A villager was allegedly beaten up by the police at Balarampur when they resisted police attempts to arrest two boys The home secretary told reporters in Midnapore today that the controversial Nandigram O-C will not be removed now. The Haldia SDPO has been asked to rein-in the O-C. n SNS


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