CBI submits 2nd report on Nandigram firing

Updated on Jun 07, 2012 05:18 PM IST
The report, which was given to Calcutta HC, pertains to the agency's probe into the March 14 firing at Nandigram.
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PTI | By, Kolkata

The CBI on Friday submitted its second report to the Calcutta High Court on the March 14, 2007 police firing at Nandigram that left 14 people dead.

CBI counsel Ranjan Roy submitted before a division bench comprising Chief Justice SS Nijjar and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh that the agency be allowed to submit the report though the matter was not listed for the day.

The bench then directed the CBI to submit the report to the Registrar Council Shyamal Kanti Chakrabarty.

The division bench would go through the report and fix the next date of hearing, Court sources said.

The CBI had submitted its preliminary report to the High Court on December 17 last year. The Court, after going through the preliminary report, had directed the CBI to submit its report by Friday.

The High Court had on November 18 last year indicted the West Bengal government for the firing on innocent people in Nandigarm while terming it wholly unconstitutional and unjustifiable and directed the administration to compensate the families of each of the 14 victims with Rs five lakh.

Immediately after the police action on March 14 last year, the High Court had asked the CBI to enquire as to what prompted the police to open fire when thousands of villagers had gathered to protest against attempts by the police to enter Nandigram.

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