- CBI makes first arrests in Birbhum killings
- Agency nabbed four West Bengal residents from Mumbai
- CBI took over probe into March 21 killings in Bogtui village as per Calcutta High Court's order
CBI sleuths on Thursday nabbed four West Bengal residents from Mumbai for their alleged involvement in the Birbhum killings. These were the first arrests made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) since it took over the probe into the March 21 killings in Bogtui village as per the Calcutta High Court's order.
The four accused had fled from Bogtui to the Maharashtra capital soon after the killings, and they were apprehended from their hideout early on Thursday morning. Accused who have been arrested are, Bappa SK aka Sal Mohamad, Sabu SK aka Sadril SK, Taj Mohammad aka Chand and Serajul SK aka Poltu. "Of the four arrested accused, two persons -- identified as Bappa and Shabu Sheikh -- were named in the FIR lodged in connection with the killings. We will produce them before a court in Mumbai and plea for a transit remand to West Bengal.
Eight people were burnt alive, and one succumbed to injuries later, after assailants firebombed several houses in the village hours after the murder of local TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh. A Special Investigation Team constituted by the state government was earlier probing the case.
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