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Calcutta HC orders CBI probe in Bengal's Birbhum violence


In Bengal's Birbhum violence case, the Calcutta High Court has ordered a CBI probe and has also sought status reports. The central agency has been asked to take immediate steps amid calls for a speedy investigation. Eight people were killed in the violence that has brought Mamata Banerjee government under criticism. On Thursday, Mamata Banerjee had visited Bogtui village, where the violence occurred late on Monday. The state assembly witnessed protests by BJP leaders and the staged a walkout, saying the Speaker refused to grant time for a discussion on the killings. “We wanted the session to be adjourned and demanded a discussion on the deteriorating law and order in the state. It was not allowed. Hence, we staged a protest. This fight will go on. On Friday, too, we would stage a protest,” leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari said.

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