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Calcutta HC orders CBI investigation into West Bengal’s Birbhum violence

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court has ordered the West Bengal Police’s Special Investigation Team to hand over the Birbhum violence case, which led to the death of eight people, including two children, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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The Court said circumstantial evidence and impact of the incident indicated that state police cannot probe the case.

Director-General of Police (DGP) West Bengal, Manoj Malviya informed that 11 arrests have been made in the case so far.

Earlier eight people in Bengal’s Birbhum were killed after their houses were set on fire on March 22. The incident occurred after the death of a TMC leader. The deceased included three women and two children. Among the deceased were a newly-wed couple, Lily Khatoon and Qazi Sajidur. The autopsy report reportedly stated that the victims had been thrashed before being burnt alive.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed demanding an inquiry by a central agency. Presently, Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the state government is investigating the case.

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Ms Banerjee has said the suspects would be hunted down if they did not surrender. Battling a furious political backlash over the savage killings and accused by the opposition BJP of condoning political violence, the Chief Minister also alleged that “something big” was behind the incident.

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