Netai trial back in Midnapore court
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The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed transfer of the trial in the 2011 Netai killings back to the special CBI court in Midnapore from City Sessions Court of Kolkata.
The trial was shifted from Midnapore court to Kolkata city sessions court in August last year on a order issued by the Registrar General of the High Court. The CBI had sought the transfer on security grounds. But one of the accused, Abani Bushan Singh, challenged the decision contending the transfer of the trial was not legal.
Justice Dipankar Dutta today said the trial of the case should be held at Midnapore court as the case pertains to Section 302 (murder) of the IPC.
On January 7, 2011 nine persons were killed in firing allegedly by CPM goons at Netai village in Lalgarh. The CBI took the probe on High Court's directions and charged 20 people, of which 12 have been arrested.
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