CBI files charge sheet in Netai massacre case

Jhargram: CBI on Monday filed charge sheet against 20 people, all CPI(M) leaders, in the January 7 Netai massacre case.

The charge sheet, filed before Jhargram sub-divisional court, named 20 people responsible for the incident in which nine persons, including four women, were killed.

Over thirty others were also injured in the massacre, which took place this year at Netai village in West Midnapore district.

Of the total accused, twelve were arrested while eight are presently absconding. Among the absconding are CPI(M) strongman Anuj Pandey, his brother Dalim Pandey and Rathin Dandapat.

All the accused were booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Section 302 (murder).