WB govt to submit affidavit to HC on Lalgarh firing tomorrow

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Kolkata, Jan 12 (PTI) Following the Calcutta HighCourt''s directive to state its position on the demand for aCBI inquiry into the Lalgarh firing incident and existence ofarmed CPI-M camps, the West Bengal government today said itwill submit its affidavit tomorrow.

"We have sought reports from the SPs of all threeMaoist-hit districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Puruliaimmediately on armed camps," Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh saidhere.

To a question, Ghosh said that if camps were found toexist, the state government would immediately take actionagainst them.

The high court gave the direction to file andaffidavit on its position on a PIL by the Bar Association ofthe high court.

Seven persons were killed in firing by suspectedCPI-M armed cadre at Netai village in Lalgarh police stationarea on January seven.

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