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Bengal CID Takes Over Probe Into “Attack” On Mamata Banerjee: Report

Mamata Banerjee alleged that she was attacked within the Birulia Bazar space just lately. (File)


The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has taken over the investigation into the Nandigram incident wherein Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured throughout an election marketing campaign, a senior officer of the company mentioned.

A workforce of CID officers will quickly be visiting the spot within the Purba Medinipur district and file statements of the witnesses, he mentioned.

A case has already been filed on the Nandigram police station on the idea of a grievance filed by TMC chief Shiekh Sufiyan over the incident, which occurred on March 10, the officer mentioned.

The case has been filed underneath IPC part 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and part 323 (punishment for voluntarily inflicting harm) towards unknown individuals, he mentioned.

Ms Banerjee alleged that she was attacked within the Birulia Bazar space, wherein she was injured in her left leg, in addition to hips, arm, chest, neck and shoulder as she fell down.

Following the incident, the Election Commission suspended the chief minister’s Director Security Vivek Sahay and Purba Medinipur’s Superintendent of Police Pravin Prakash.

It transferred district Justice of the Peace Vibhu Goel to a non-election submit, pointing to lapses in Ms Banerjee’s safety.

The incident turned a boiling concern forward of the elections with Ms Banerjee campaigning on a wheelchair, drawing sharp assaults from the opposition events, together with the BJP that termed it a ploy for “sympathy votes”.

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