CBI filed chargesheet against IPS officers of Bengal cadre involved in notorious Nandigram case
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 02-Jul-2017

Haldia, July 2: Nandigram incident has left a long lasting impression on Bengal politics. Revolving the plan of a petrochemical hub, Bengal witnessed an indescribable violence starting from political tussle. The incident reached its climax on 14th March 2007 when police entered Nandigram and police firing took place.14 people were killed during the firing. Accusing involvement in that Police firing case, CBI has filed charge sheet against three police officers, including two IPS officers of the Bengal cadre.

A charge sheet was filed by a team of CBI Officers before the additional chief judicial magistrate (I) of Haldia. Satyajit Bandyopadhyay, an additional commissioner of Calcutta police, and Debasish Boral, who served as a joint commissioner (crime) are on the list of the charge sheet.  Shekhar Roy, an assistant commissioner in Howrah is the third officer.

On the day of the incident, 14 people were killed along with much more injured. The incident mounted more violence in there. Kolkata high Court without even asking the state government for a report ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the March 14 incident.

Culpable homicide not amounting to murder, attempt to culpable homicide not amounting to murder- are the charges against the officers. In addition to these, use of weapons causing harm to people, the disappearance of evidence or providing false information to screen offenders are also the charges.

"At a time the Centre-state relations are the most bitter, this would only add to the state's embarrassment," a senior official told local media.

The Nandigram incident changed the direction of Bengal politics. CPIM lost its ground support and TMC used it well in the election campaign. Even it is often said that Buddhadeb's mistake made the fortune of Mamata.