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Nandigram firing: CBI gives probe documents to state govt

The documents were handed over on October 3,CBI said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) placed a report Tuesday apprising the Calcutta High Court that it had handed over to state government the documents pertaining to investigations in the police firing at Nandigram on March 14,2007 in which 14 people were killed.

The documents were handed over on October 3,CBI said.

Earlier,the agency said,it had approached the government in December 2012 seeking permission to prosecute six accused — five police officials and one doctor — for the police firing. But the state government refused to grant permission.

However,the family members of the victims of the police firing moved High Court challenging the CBI probe.

The state government then asked the CBI to hand over the documents pertaining to the investigation and asked the agency to explain why it did not prosecute the top level police officials and sought permission to prosecute only the middle and lower level officers.

CBI’s counsel Asraf Ali said that the agency handed over the documents to the state on October 3 and now it is government’s duty to apprise the High Court about its decision for granting the sanction to prosecute the six accused

Hearing the arguments,a Division Bench headed

by Justice Ashim Kumar Banerjee,said the state

government would have to inform the High Court

about its decision on November 12.

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