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Trinamool worker killed in Nandigram

January 17, 2007 13:37 IST

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A Trinamool Congress activist was killed by miscreants triggering a bandh in the area on Wednesday. Arup Das was a representative of the farmer's body spearheading the agitation against acquisition of land for the proposed SEZ at Nandigram in East Midnapur district.

Das, the Trinamool worker and a prominent representative of Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee was hit with sharp weapons by miscreants at Tengua bazar and died on the spot on Tuesday night.

He was returning home to his house in Kandoposhora village at night after attending a meeting of the Trinamool and the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee, Superintendent of Police, Ashok Dutta said.

Police recovered the body from near his house early on Wednesday morning. The Committee has called a 12-hour bandh from 6 am on Wednesday in protest against the killing. Violence against land acquisition had already claimed six lives in Nandigram on January 8.

The CPI(M) had on Wednesday said that the West Bengal government would go slow on work for setting up Indonesia-based Salim group's projects at Nandigram which had met with stiff resistance, close on the heels of the Singur agitation against acquisition of farming land for the Tata Motors project.

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