Birbhum Violence: CBI Arrests E-Rickshaw Driver For Allegedly Buying Petrol Used In Arson
CBI on April 14, arrested Ritan Sheikh, marking it as the sixth arrest in the case of Birbhum Violence. Ritan Sheikh, an e-rickshaw driver allegedly drove to a gas station and bought petrol in plastic cans used in the arson. A video of his buying petrol has been kept with the CBI, said an official. Birbhum Violence witnessed the killing of nine people including six women and two children.
Tags: CBI, Birbhum Violence, TMC, Ritan Sheikh, West Bengal
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
WB CM Takes Dig At BJP Over Central Probe Agency, BJP
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took a dig at the BJP for launching a central probe in non-BJP state. Criticizing the BJP for sending CBI agency to WB Banerjee said, "No matter how much you do conspiracy by using CBI, ED, don't think us weak". Notably, the BJP-led Central Government ordered a CBI probe in the recent Birbhum violence, leading to the death of eight people in Birbhum.
Tags: TMC, Mamata Banerjee, BJP, CBI, Birbhum Violence
CBI To Probe TMC Leader's Death Which Resulted In 'Birbhum Violence': West Bengal
The Calcutta High Court ordered CBI to probe into the death of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadhu Sheikh, on April 8. The killing of Bhadhu Sheikh is believed to have resulted in the retaliatory killing of nine people in Bogtui village, which sparked a nationwide controversy. The CBI already ordered a CBI probe in the 'Birbhum violence' case. The nine people were burnt alive, last month.
Tags: Birbhum Violence, West Bengal, Calcutta HC, TMC, Bhadhu Sheikh
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Birbhum Violent Case: BJP Committee Submits Report To JP Nadda
To investigate the Birbhum Violence Case, the BJP formed a five-member committee, which submitted its report to the BJP National President JP Nadda. On March 30, the fact-finding committee, which recently visited Birbhum, West Bengal, and probed the killings of eight people, after the political outrage amid TMC leader's murder. Meanwhile, the Calcutta HC directed the WB SIT to hand over the case to the CBI, which named 21 accused.
Tags: JP Nadda, Birbhum Violence, Calcutta HC, West Bengal, BJP Committee
Suvendu Adhikari & 4 Other BJP MLAs Suspended After Clash With TMC MLAs: WB
Leader of opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari and four other BJP MLAs were suspended from the assembly on March 28. The suspension has occurred following a clash between the BJP MLAs and TMC MLAs in light of the Birbhum violence. Following the incident, the suspended MLAs marched outside the assembly and protested. "We need the centre's intervention," Adhikari told ANI.
Tags: Birbhum Violence, West Bengal, Suvendu Adhikari, TMC, BJP
Birbhum Violence: Police Arrest 21 Persons In 72 Hours
After the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe into the matter of Birbhum violence, the police arrested individuals in a span of 72 hours. The arrested persons include six family members of Bhadu Sheikh, TMC Rampurhat Block president Anarul Hussain, three building material suppliers and TMC supporters. The said persons have been charged for murder, rioting, mischief by fire or explosives and causing grievous hurt.
Tags: Birbhum Violence, Kolkata, West Bengal, TMC, CBI
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe In Birbhum Violence Incident
Calcutta HC ordered a CBI probe in the Birbhum Violence case, which killed eight people in West Bengal. On March 25, the HC bench, comprising Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice R Bharadwaj asked the state government formed SIT to hand over the case to the central agency. Notably, the HC took the decision in interest of justice, after taking suo-moto case and reviewing petitions seeking CBI investigation.
Tags: calcutta high court, CBI, Birbhum Violence, West Bengal, SIT
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
PIL Filed In SC, Demands SIT Investigation In Birbhum Violence
Vishnu Gupta, the National President Hindu Sena filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, demanding SIT probe in the Birbhum violence. The petitioner alleged the TMC cadres in order to take revenge of the murder of TMC leader Bahadur Shaikh, burnt eight people of Rampurhat region of Birbhum alive. Furthermore, he asked the SIT team to investigate the incident and submit report to the Apex Court.
Tags: Birbhum Violence, Supreme Court, SIT Investigation, Petition, Delhi
CM Mamata Banerjee Meets Families Of Birbhum Violence Victims: West Bengal
West Bengal CM visited Birbhum and conveyed condolences to the families of eight people who died in fire, set by alleged mob. On March 24, Banerjee announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia & jobs to families who lost their kin in the violence incident. She also announced Rs 2 lakh for reconstruction of houses burnt in Rampurhat village. Meanwhile, the Calcutta HC took suo-moto and ordered CCTV installation and 24X7 surveillance.
Tags: Mamata Banerjee, Calcutta HC, Birbhum Violence, Ex-Gratia, TMC
Calcutta HC Takes Suo-Moto Case Over Birbhum Violence
The Calcutta HC registered a suo-moto case over recent Birbhum violent incident, on March 23. The HC will review the killing of eight people in Ramapuram, Birbhum, amid political controversy and alleged killing of TMC leader Bahadur Shaikh. Furthermore, the West Bengal Governor deplored a 3-page letter to CM Banerjee, suggesting it to be a political conspiracy behind the Birbhum Violence. Meanwhile HC Judge will review the matter at 2 pm.
Tags: calcutta high court, Birbhum Violence, TMC Leader, Calcutta, Suo-Moto