CID probe ordered to identify bodies of charred persons

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Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) The West Bengal government today ordered a CID probe into identify the persons whose charred bones were exhumed from five graves at Bamanchak near Nandigram yesterday.

''The CID has been asked to inquire into the matter,'' Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Ray told newspersons.

The Home Secretary said DNA tests would be conducted to ascertain the identities of those whose remains had been found. The samples would be sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory for examination, he added.

The DNA from the bones would be matched with near relatives of those claimed to have been killed in Khejuri, he said.

East Midnapore Superintendent of Police Satyeswar Panda said the bones could be of the five killed in a bomb blast on October 28, or those who had died on March 14.

However, CPI(M) Central Committee member Shyamal Chakraborty claimed that the bodies were of party supporters from Gokulnagar and Belda, who were killed in a bomb attack allegedly by Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) supporters on October 28.

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