New chargesheet on Nandigram shows the flip side

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Kolkata, Jan 30: The Nandigram files were eating dust all these years, but have now got a fresh opening with two chargesheets filed from Haldia.

The Nandigram issue had been the plinth of the changing political environs of West Bengal that saw decades of 'anarchy' being ousted by a new emerging party. Trinamool came into power, perhaps stepping on the pillages of the massacre.

The chargesheets that have been filed in a Haldia court earlier this month, has given CPI(M) (the then ruling party) a chance to hit back at the Mamata-led Trinamool government.

According to NDTV, the contents of the chargesheet clearly state that Mamata's claims of the then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee orderng the fire at Nandigram are false. The chargesheets also contest the ex-CM's alleged masterminding of a genocide.

The chargesheet further claims that the police was forced to move into Nandigram to lift the blockade against the SEZ in Nandigram, organised by the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee.

The police ran into thousands of villagers laced with lathis, stones and firearms when they reached the epicentre of the tension-Bhangabera and Malpara-on March 14.

The police had resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the crowd, before taking recourse to firing.

In fact, an executive magistrate is reported to have been present at Bhangabera, though no one was there at Malpara. The firing claimed the lives of 14 people-11 at Bhangabera and 3 at Malpara.

Getting a chance to stain guns at the Trinamool Congress, CPM's Surya Kanta Mishra said,"The allegation that the instruction was given by the chief minister to go for firing is baseless... that has been vindicated by the CBI chargesheet."

Brushing all allegation aside, trinamool MP Mukul Roy on the other hand said,"I don't know about the chargesheets. What I know was there was a genocide at Nandigram and the then chief minister had taken responsibility and also said they have been paid back in their own coin."

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