Kolkata, Jan 14 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court will today decide on a petition asking for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the killings in Lalgarh's Netai village.
The State Home Secretary has filed an affidavit saying no CBI inquiry is needed as the CID is already investigating the case.
The affidavit would be placed before the court of Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice A K Roy when the PIL, filed by the Calcutta High Court Bar Association, would be taken up for hearing.
Earlier, the High Court had asked the Bengal government to specify its stand on joint operation of central and state forces against Maoist camps in Lalgarh.
Six villagers, including a woman were killed and over 20 injured in firing by suspected armed CPI-M cadres here on January 7.
The villagers, who had gathered to protest against demands made by Marxist armed cadre that they volunteer for night patrols and arms training, were fired at from a house at Netai village in Belatikri gram panchayat in Lalgarh police station area. (ANI)