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Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into murder of CPI(M) leader

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Calcutta High today ordered a investigation into the of a CPI(M) leader in Burdwan district in 2012 expressing dissatisfaction over the lack of progress in the probe by state agencies.

Justice Joymalyo Bagchi directed to investigate the of Arpan Mukherjee and submit a status report after three months.

Mukherjee, son of former CPI(M) from Hirapur Bamapada Mukherjee, was shot dead in broad daylight on May 10, 2012 at Asansol town when he was out for morning walk.

An FIR was lodged with Hirapur police station, but since there was little progress in the investigation, Mukherjee's son Arkadeb moved the high seeking a CID probe.

Justice Dipankar Dutta had directed a CID investigation on September 26, 2012.

But since the state investigating agency also could make little progress in the probe, Arkadeb moved the high again seeking a investigation.

Noting the lack of progress in the investigation by the state police agencies, Justice Bagchi ordered a CBI investigation.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 20:28 IST