Cong seeks CM's resignation after court ruling

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Kolkata, Nov 11 (UNI) The West Bengal Pradesh Congress today described the court ruling on Tapasi Malik murder case as historic, and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Talking to newspersons here, Congress Legislature party leader Manas Bhuniya said, ''After the murder of Tapasi Malik within the Tata Motors small-car project site at Singur, we demanded a CBI probe into the incident. However, Mr Bhattacharjee had ordered a CID inquiry and the agency submitted its report, saying it was a case of suicide.'' Fast Track Court-I Judge Amarkanti Acharya found CPI(M) Hooghly District Committee Member Suhrid Dutta and party worker Debu Malik guilty under various Sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder), 120B (conspiracy) and 201 (tampering with official documents).

''The Chief Minister had earlier ordered CID inquiries into the Nandigram killings and Rizwanur Rahman murder case. But in both cases, the agency has failed to expose the truth,'' he added.

He said Tapasi Mallik's murder was one of the shameful incidents in the state, adding it was proved by the court's ruling that the CPI(M)'s leaders were involved in the case.

The Chief Minister could not rule out his ''moral responsibility'' about the incidents and should tender his resignation immediately and also indentify the suspected police officials, involved in the Tapasi murder case, he demanded.

''We are also demanding to the Chief Minister for ordering a CBI inquiry into the Lalgarh incident to bring out the real truth,'' Mr Bhuniya added.

The Congress will organise a rally in West Midnapore and gheraoe the DM and SP offices on November 16 to protest the alleged police torture on the adivasis of Lalgarh district, he said.

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