WB to challenge Calcutta High Court order on Netai

Kolkata Feb 21 (PTI) The West Bengal government willmove the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Courtorder asking the CBI to take over the Netai massacre inquiryfrom the CID, secretariat sources said.

"It has been decided to move the Supreme Court. TheHigh Court order is being studied to find the grounds on whichthe Supreme Court can be moved," they said.

The government institued a CID inquiry into the January7 firing at Netai village in which nine people were killed butwas ordered by the High Court on February 18 to hand over theinvestigation to the CBI.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice J N Patel andJustice Ashim Kumar Roy also directed the CID to hand over alldocuments relating to the investigation, as well as the twoaccused in custody, to the CBI.

The bench, which will monitor the investigation,directed the CBI to furnish a progress report after 15 daysfrom the day of the order when the matter would come forhearing again.

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