West Bengal DGP Naparajit Mukherjee on Wednesday suspended two officers for their dubious role in the Keshpur killings of seven Trinamool Congress supporters allegedly by CPM activists 11 years ago.
Debashish Roy, former officer-in-charge of Keshpur police station, and Mahakash Chowdhury, former officer-in-charge of Garbeta police station, were suspended for their negligence in providing security to the murdered Trinamool supporters and alleged connivance with CPM leaders.
In September 2002, the seven Trinamool supporters were murdered at Khetua under Keshpur police station limits in West Midnapore district.
Two bodies were recovered and five remained untraced till last year. In June 2011, five skeletons were recovered from Benachapra, adjacent to former CPM minister Sushanta Ghosh’s ancestral home in Garbeta.
Trinamool supporter Shyamal Acharya then claimed one of the skeletons was of his father Ajay Acharya. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory identified two of the bodies — one of Ajay Acharya and the other of Swapan alias Raju Singh — through DNA test.
The state CID arrested Ghosh, the Garbeta MLA. He is in jail as are 19 other accused in the case.