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Nandigram: CBI registers 4 cases against CPI(M) leaders


December 19, 2007 18:23 IST

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Continuing its probe in the Nandigram massacre of people on March 14, the CBI has registered four fresh cases against local CPI(M) leaders and police officers for allegedly raping women and holding them hostages.

CBI officials said one of the cases relates to rape of a mother and her two daughters allegedly by CPI(M) leaders of Nandigram [Images] around March 14.

The FIR alleged a local CPM leader, along with his supporters, forced their way into a house in Nandigram area in a drunken state and raped a woman and her two daughters for two days.

The alleged perpetrators then laid a seize around the house and demanded money from the victims for lifting the same.
It was only after the hapless family paid Rs 1000, the seize was lifted, the CBI alleged. Moreover, the local leader had handed over poison as medicine to the daughters who were complaining of medical ailment.

Another case pertains to a police official who had not taken cognizance of a victim who alleged rape by hooligans on the intervening night of March 14 and 15.

The two other cases were registered against unnamed people who on a rape and looting spree on the day of police firing on March 14, which CBI alleged before the Calcutta High Court that CPI(M) workers were dressed in Khaki and had fired at protestors.

The cases were earlier registered by West Bengal police and would now be investigated by the CBI, that is going into March 14 firing incident that left 14 people dead and 70 others injured.




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