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Calcutta High Court orders police to hand over Birbhum violence case to CBI

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While the CBI took over the investigation into the Bogtui killings, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a visit to the families of the eight people who died in a house fire earlier this week following the alleged murder of local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh in Birbhum.

The probe into the Bogtui killings in Birbhum was handed over to the CBI by the Calcutta High Court on Friday in which eight persons died in a house fire earlier this week following the alleged killing of local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh. The state government had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the incident, but the HC ordered it to turn over the case records and the arrested suspects to the CBI. 

The central agency has been given time until 7 April to provide a preliminary report to the court. Following the assassination of a deputy gram pradhan affiliated with the TMC, the HC took suo moto cognizance of the occurrence, which left eight people dead.

On Friday, a bench including of chief justice Prakash Shrivastava and justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj, observed that the ongoing probe should be transferred to CBI considering the circumstances of the instant case.  The case of eight persons who were burned alive in West Bengal’s Birbhum has been ordered to hand over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. After denying the Mamata Banerjee government’s request to not hand over the probe to the CBI, the Calcutta High Court referred the case to the CBI.

“We are not Bharatiya Janata Party, and hence we won’t comment on the court order. All we want to say is that there is a public perception that the central agency is being run by a particular political party. The CBI is yet to solve many cases, including the theft of the Nobel Prize of Rabindranath Tagore,” said Santanu Sen, TMC MP.

A BJP fact-finding team was dispatched from Delhi, and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, also paid a visit to Bogtui hamlet. Both had been detained by police en route earlier because the chief minister was visiting the location, but they were later allowed to continue. Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal, Mumbai ex-police commissioner Satya Pal Singh, and Bengal BJP leader Sukanta Majumdar were among the BJP members who promised assistance to the families of those murdered in the riots.

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, met with the families of the eight dead in Bogtui village in Birbhum district on Thursday and ordered the police to conduct a nationwide search for illicit weapons and explosives.

Banerjee formed a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the event as pressure increased on the TMC government. She also ordered the arrest of a local party leader and the suspension of the officer in command of the local police station, as well as providing compensation to the victims’ relatives.

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