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Birbhum violence: CBI starts investigation after High Court order

New Delhi| A team of forensic experts led by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reached Rampurhat in West Bengal’s Birbhum district to collect samples following the order of the Calcutta High Court. The police have registered a case in this regard and have also claimed to have arrested 10 people in this connection.

The BJP and others have accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of sheltering the accused.

The BJP had accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to hide the incident.

The ruling Trinamool Congress has denied all the allegations.

Following Friday’s order from the Calcutta High Court, the party said it would support the agency in conducting an impartial probe.

The High Court has handed over the investigation of the case to the CBI.

After taking over the investigation, the CBI team has reached the spot. He will talk to the media after the investigation of the crime scene is over.

Trinamool Congress leader and local vice president of Rampurhat village Bhadu Sheikh was killed in an incident that triggered violence.

His supporters gathered and set eight houses on fire.

Children, women had hid in the house to save themselves, but the attackers set the whole house on fire, killing them on the spot.

Several houses were also ransacked.

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