CBI searches for 6 accused in post-poll violence case, raids at residence of Trinamool leaders

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Kolkata. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at several places in the state in connection with the murder of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in the violence that followed the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. The officers provided this information. Officials said that the CBI is looking for six absconding accused including some Trinamool Congress leaders in the case.
Officials said the probe agency’s search operation is aimed at locating the six accused against whom a special court has issued non-bailable warrants.

He said that the court has issued warrants against Buddhadeb Maiti, Pradeep Mandal, Debabrata Panda, Tapas Bej, Arjun Kumar Maiti and Bikramjit Das. The CBI team conducted searches at the residences of two Trinamool Congress leaders in Kathi in East Medinipur district in connection with the investigation into the murder of a BJP worker in the post-poll violence in 2021, an official said.

He said that a team of CBI officers raided the residence of Trinamool leader Debabrata Panda and a block chief Nanddulal Maiti in Kathi block number three in the early hours of Friday in connection with the investigation of the case. A CBI official told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “Panda, Nanddulal’s son and 52 others have been named in the FIR registered in the murder case of Janmejay Dolui.” BJP worker Dolui was killed in the violence after the 2021 assembly elections. The CBI official said that 30 people were called for questioning in connection with the murder but none of them turned up. He said, “We are raiding the hideouts of these people. He needs to be interrogated.”

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