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Birbhum Violence: Murder Case Against CBI Officials Over Custodial Death Of Accused Lalan Sheikh

Lalan Sheikh was one of the main accused in the violence that took place earlier this year at Bogtui village in Bengal

Calcutta: Days after the custodial death of Lalan Sheikh, accused of Birbhum Violence, West Bengal Police has registered an FIR against the top CBI officials. The state police filed a murder case against the officials of the central probe agency. Lalan Sheikh is the key accused in the bomb attack in which Trinamool Congress leader Bhadu Sheikh and others in Rampurhat were killed.

Lalan Sheikh was one of the main accused in the violence that took place earlier this year at Bogtui village in Bengal. Lalan allegedly died by suicide in CBI custody on Monday.

A First Information Report or FIR registered by the cops name senior officials of the CBI including CBI DIG, CBI SP, and others.

Earlier on Tuesday, family members of Lalan Sheikh, the prime accused in the Bogtui violence, staged a protest in front of the CBI office in Birbhum. CBI said Lalan had hanged himself inside the camp’s toilet on Monday evening.

Sheikh’s wife Reshma Bibi lodged an FIR with the police in this regard and has accused the central agency of torturing her husband to death. Lalan Sheikh has been accused of burning eight people alive at Bogtui village in March this year and had been absconding since then. The CBI arrested him from Jharkhand on December 3.

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In her complaint to the police, she alleged that her husband was tortured and was being forced to take some big names in his confession which he denied. She, even alleged that the CBI officials had visited her home looking for a hard drive and even threatened her with dire consequences if she failed to hand it over to them.

Birbhum Superintendent of Police, Nagendra Nath Tripathi on Monday said that an inquiry would be initiated into the death of Lalan Sheikh and all due process would be followed in this regard. “A case of unnatural death will be registered and the matter will be investigated to ascertain the cause of death,” Birbhum SP had said.

On March 21, eight persons were burnt alive after huts were set ablaze at Bogtui village on March 21. One more succumbed to her burns later in a hospital. The violence took place after the murder of Bhadu Sheikh, a local Trinamool functionary.

On the Calcutta High Court on March 25 ordered the investigation to be handed over to the CBI. Lalan Sheikh, the prime accused in this case was absconding since then till he was apprehended by the CBI.

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