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WB post-poll violence: CBI announces reward of Rs 50k for info on 7 accused in murder case

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the post-poll violence in West Bengal has offered cash reward of Rs 50,000 each for information on the seven absconding accused in the alleged murder case of a BJP worker.

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Abhijit Sarkar was assaulted by a mob on May 2, hours after the state elections results were announced in West Bengal. He had later succumbed to his injuries. It was alleged that Abhijit Sarkar was attacked with sticks and that his house was also vandalised.

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As directed by the Calcutta High Court, his autopsy was done twice. He was among the first persons who were killed in the alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal following the TMC’s victory in the 2021 assembly polls.

A DNA matching of the body for identification was also done following a high court order.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a chargesheet in connection with the fatal assault on Bengal BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar and accused 20 persons in the case.

Last month, the CBI had offered a cash reward of Rs 50,000 each for information on the five absconding accused in the alleged murder case of Abhijit Sarkar. The agency has now extended the reward to seven more accused.

These accused are Arun Dey, Sukhdeo Poddar, Gopa Das, Saurav Dey, Rahul Dey, Biswajit Das, and Amit Das.

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The CBI has assured that the identity of the informers will be kept safe.

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