Netai Massacre: CBI Seeks Custody of Accused


Midnapore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a petition in the Midnapore CJM Court seeking the custody of seven accuseds in the Netai massacre.

The appeal, filed by CBI counsel Arun Kumar Bhagat, comes after the August 21 Supreme Court order declaring that the investigating agency could take into its custody all the eight Netai killings accused who were arrested after the agency filed its chargesheet in the case.

In Netai, thirteen persons, including four women, were killed in a violence allegedly triggered by activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in January 2011.

The main accuseds in the Netai massacre are Rathin Dandapat,Anuj Pandey and his brother Dalim Pandey, Tapan De, Joydeb Giri, Md Khaliludin and Chandi Karan.

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