HC asks CBI to file report on Nandigram firing by Feb 15

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Kolkata, Dec 17 (UNI) Calcutta High Court today granted the CBI two more months to complete the investigation into the March 14 police firing in Nandigram in which 14 persons were killed and several others injured.

Justice Soumitra Pal extended the time to file the report by two more months on a petition filed by the CBI seeking more time to complete the investigation.

Calcutta High Court Bar Association spokesman Kalyan Banerjee said, ''The CBI had prayed for four months' time to complete the investigation but the court granted two months' time and asked the investigating agency to file the report within February 15.'' The CBI, however, submitted an interim report on the incident before the court today.

The High Court had issued a ruling last month, asking the CBI to investigate into the incident and file the report within a month.

In its petition, the CBI prayed to the court for four months' time to complete the investigation.

The court rejected the plea and granted time till February 15 to complete the investigation.


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