Nandigram on the boil again
Friday, June 29, 2007
New Delhi: Nandigram continues to be on the boil. CPI-M activists and farmers reportedly hurled crude bombs at each other on Friday morning.
After a lull of ten days, fresh violence erupted on Thursday evening. One person was wounded in firing between an anti-land acquisition group and CPI-M activists.
The firing took place at Tekhalibazar, the same area where supporters of Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (Anti Land Acquisition group) and CPI-M had traded fire sporadically for three days from Ju ne 15.
Around 200 policemen were deployed on Thursday to bring the situation under control.
The Bengal government's plans for a special economic zone in Nandigram were scrapped soon after 14 people died in police firing on March 14. But sporadic clashes between CPI-M activists and farmers against land acquisition are yet to stop.
East Midnapore district superintendent of police G A Srinivas said the firing between the two sides began at 0700 hrs, IST and continued for an hour.
He said one person was injured in the exchange of fire. BUPC convenor Sheikh Suffian claimed the injured Nishi Kanta Pradhan was a Committee supporter.
Suffian also claimed CPI-M cadres had fired 30 rounds at Committee supporters at Tekhalibazar.
posted by Resistance 6/29/2007 07:02:00 PM,