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CPI-M captures areas around Nandigram; toll 4
November 07, 2007 21:25 IST
Last Updated: November 07, 2007 21:26 IST
The Communist Party of India -Marxist captured fresh areas in Nandigram on Wednesday, where two people were injured in renewed violence. Meanwhile, two of those injured in Tuesday's violence died on Wednesday, taking the toll to four.
Home Secretary P R Roy said in Kolkata that four people have been killed in the last three days, while unofficial reports claimed that five people have been killed.
Roy said CPI-M cadres have captured Mahespur and its adjacent areas in Nandigram.
Over 2,000 people have been rendered homeless in the last two days. Most of them were Bhumi Ucched Pratirod Committee (Anti-land acquisition movement) supporters, the Home Secretary said.
Asked about criticism from CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose that his remarks on the violence in Nandigram were not based on reality, Roy retorted: "Shall I tell lies? I am speaking the truth."
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, when asked if the Centre has sought a report on Nandigram, replied in the negative.
"The Centre has not sought any report from us," he said.
The Home Secretary said that if the Centre sought a report about Nadigram, it would be provided.
East Midnapore Superintendent of Police S Panda said two of the injured in Tuesday's violence succumbed to their injuries on Wednesday.
Two persons, including a woman, were injured in renewed violence at around noon today. Violence was reported from Tekhalibazar, Maheshpur, Bhangaberia, Sonachura, Satengabari, Gokulnagar and Adhikaripara besides other places, said Panda.
Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday summoned the Home Secretary and the Director General of police for first hand information about the developments at Nandigram.