Birbhum Killings: CBI Charges Case Against 10 In Trinamool Congress Leader’s Murder

Kolkata: According to a senior source, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a FIR against ten people in connection with the murder of Trinamool Congress leader Bhadu Shiekh, which led to the deaths of nine others in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.

Palash Shiekh, Sanju Shiekh, Sona Shiekh, and Choto Shiekh are among those identified in the FIR and have been arrested, he said.

The case was filed under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), and relevant sections of the Explosive Substances Act.

“The CBI officers spoke to the police personnel there. They also spoke to witnesses of the murder and took stock of the situation,” he said.

CBI officers also visited Bogtui Mor where Bhadu was killed, he added.

The CBI took over the investigation of murder from the police, following an order of the Calcutta High Court.

Bhadu’s murder is believed to have led to the killing of nine people on March 21 in Bogtui village. The nine people, including two children, died of burn injuries after their houses were allegedly firebombed.

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