Taking cognizance of the situation at Nandigram in West Bengal, Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the CBI to immediately send a team to the troubled area and inquire into the circumstances that led to the police firing which claimed 11 lives.
A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice S S Nijjar and Justice P C Ghosh passed the order on a petition by the National Alliance of People's Movement and some lawyers.
The court in its order directed a CBI team to immediately visit Nandigram and collect all evidence of firing by the security forces which resulted in deaths of so many people.
It directed the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government to file an affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the firing was ordered.
The court also directed that under no circumstances any evidence should be destroyed by any person and instructed the CBI to collect all evidence including the post-mortem conducted on the victims of the firing.
CBI advocate Ranjan Roy would also accompany the team in its visit to Nandigram.