SC notice to CBI on Nandigram firing
The apex court issues notice to the CBI on a West Bengal government petition challenging the Calcutta High Court ruling against it the March 14 police firing in Nandigram.india Updated: Dec 13, 2007 13:57 IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a West Bengal government petition challenging the Calcutta High Court ruling against it for the March 14 police firing in Nandigram.
The notice was issued by a bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and comprising Justices RV Ravindran and JM Panjal.
The West Bengal government had approached the apex court seeking deletion of strong remarks against it by the Calcutta High Court following a probe by the CBI. It had also challenged the high court ruling directing it to give damages worth Rs.500,000 each to the kin of those killed in the police firing.
At least 14 people were killed in police firing when residents of Nandigram area of West Bengal's East Midnapore district tried to resist the entry of police to their villages.
The toll in Nandigram has risen to 35 since January this year when the region erupted in violence over a government proposal to acquire farmland for industry.