CBI files chargesheet against four accused of murdering TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh

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Kolkata, June 21 : The CBI has filed a chargesheet in a competent court against four accused of murdering Trinamool Congress leader Bhadu Sheikh, a resident of Bogtui village of West Bengal’s Birbhum district, official sources said on Tuesday.

State ruling TMC leader and panchayat deputy chief Bhadu Sheikh was bombed and fired upon near a tea stall at his village on March 21 ( around 8 30 pm) and the murder led to a massacre in the neighbourhood in which ten people were burnt alive, eight of whom were women and a minor, on the same night. The federal investigation agency is probing both the cases separately as per Calcutta High court orders.

” CBI had registered a case on 08.04.2022 on the orders dated 08.04.2022 of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta in connection with WPA (P) 130, 124, 125, 126, 129 and 133 of 2022 and taken over the investigation of the case, earlier registered vide FIR No. 168/2022 dated 22.03.2022 at Police Station Rampurhat, District Birbhum (West Bengal) against 10 accused on a complaint,” a CBI release said.

” It was alleged that on March 21 last while the complainant was having tea at a shop in Bogtui More at around 08.30 P.M. his brother Sh. Bhadu Sk (a Deputy Pradhan of Barsal Gram Panchayat) was speaking over phone while sitting on a motorcycle at Bogtui More. It was further alleged that the accused threw bomb targeting the head of his brother and on being hit on his head, his brother fell down on the ground. It was also alleged that the said accused kept throwing more bombs aiming his brother. The complainant took his brother to Rampurhat Hospital where the Doctor declared him dead, ” the release added The State Police arrested six accused/suspected persons in the case.

” (the) CBI collected digital as well as other scientific evidence. It was found during investigation that there was long standing rivalry between two groups in the area. One group was led by the deceased Bhadu Sk and another was led by FIR named as accused. Bhadu Sk was killed in furtherance of the said rivalry.” the CBI said.

After investigation, a charge-sheet was filed at the competent court at Rampurhat in Birbhum. Further investigation was continuing regarding the role of other accused and to unearth the larger conspiracy.


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