Judgement in Tapasi Mullick murder case deferred to Nov 1

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Chandernagore, Sep 23 (UNI) A fast track court today deferred the delivery of the judgement in the Tapasi Mullick murder case to November 1.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Amarkanti Acharya said the photocopies of the five case references submitted by the CBI were not legible and asked the investigating agency to produce the legible copies of the same.

CBI counsel Partha Tapaswi said the legible copies of the five case references would be submitted to the court by September 26.

Tapasi Mullick, the daughter of a farmer who was involved in protests against land acquisition spearheaded by the Singur Krishi Jami Raksha Committee, was found dead near the Tata Motors small car project site on December 18, 2006.

Her charred body was recovered from a ditch near the project site. Trinamool Congress activists alleged that she had been raped and murdered.

Earlier, the case was handed over to the CID.

However, Tapasi's with her death causing an uproar, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee handed over the case to the CBI for investigation.

The CBI arrested CPI(M) activist Debu Malik on June 26 last year, after interrogating him in Delhi.

Former CPI(M) zonal committee secretary of Singur Suhrid Dutta was also arrested on June 28 last year.

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