WB Govt submits report on Nandigram
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WB Govt submits report on Nandigram

Home Secretary PR Roy submits the report on the situation in trouble-torn Nandigram to WB Governor.

kolkata Updated: Nov 13, 2007 18:06 IST

A report on the situation in trouble-torn Nandigram was on Tuesday submitted to West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Home Secretary PR Roy met the Governor along with Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb and DGP AB Vohra and submitted the report to him.

Roy did not divulge the contents of the report and said if there was anything the governor had to say, he would say it himself. The Governor had sought a report on the situation in the village.

Asked how many were killed in the violence in Nandigram, he said "four or five were killed in the last five days, but we didn't get the detailed report. With the CRPF entering we might get the figure."

Asked whether any maoist was nabbed from Nandigram, he replied in the negative. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, meanwhile, said that he would meet the governor during the day.

The Home Secretary said some CRPF personnel were deputed in Nandigram and some in Tamluk in the East Midnapore district headquarters.

The government wanted the CRPF to stay at Nandigram for three months, but it seems that they would stay there for only a month, Roy said.

After discussion with both the CPI(M) and Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee, the administration has decided to set up 10 camps -- five of the CRPF and five of the police in vulnerable areas in Nandigram. One more company would arrive, the Home Secretary said.

He said an IG and a DIG rank officer from the CRPF were at Nandigram, while state police officers of similar rank were nominated to oversee and monitor the deployment of the Central forces.

Many cases have been registered for the violence there, Roy said. The implementation of the compensation package earlier announced by the state government for the 14 victims of March 14 at Nandigram would now be taken up, he said.

Most of those sheltering in a camp near Nandigram Bazar had returned home. Only 500 to 600 persons remained behind and were given protection. The National Human Rights Commission has also sought a report on Nandigram, he said.

The governor on Saturday had indicted the state government and the CPI-M for recapture of villages in Nandigram.

First Published: Nov 13, 2007 17:17 IST