April 1, 2013
Trinamool MP Suvendu Adhikari demands punishment for the guilty of Nandigram massacre
Trinamool MP Suvendu Adhikari along with representatives of the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee of Nandigram held a press conference at the Kolkata Press Club demanding action against police officers involved in the firing in Nandigram in 2007 that claimed 14 lives, the victims` families. It was announced that the families of the victims along with representatives of the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee will hold a protest at the CBI's office in Kolkata on April 8.
`We want speedy justice against the police officers who gave the order to fire on innocent villagers,` Sri Adhikari said today, announcing the agitation.
Sri Adhikari said that the CBI has not done enough to book the police officers. `I can say that the present Trinamool regime is sympathetic to farmers and have announced March 14 as Farmers` Day. Let the CBI take action against the guilty officers.`
Fourteen people were killed in Nandigram of East Midnapore district on March 14, 2007, after police opened fire on agitators protesting against the then Left Front government's bid to set up a chemical hub by acquiring large tracts of land.