Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered 10 new cases on Tuesday (September 1, 2021) following a Kolkata High Court order in connection with the post-election violence case in West Bengal. With this, the number of cases registered by CBI has increased to 31. According to media reports, CBI spokesperson RC Joshi shared information about the new cases and said, "CBI has registered ten more cases in compliance with the orders of the Hon'ble Calcutta High Court passed in the WPA(P) case.''
According to the report, cases no 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, and 167 were taken over, which were registered at different police stations in West Bengal. The move comes after CBI arrested Biju and Aseema Ghosh on August 28, 2021, for the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist Dharma Mandal and two others in West Bengal's Nadia district. The first of the 10 cases registered by the CBI was registered at Nalhati police station in Birbhum district on May 14 after a resident of Jagdhari village was found dead in a paddy field.
The second case was of a fierce mass force registered at Shantiniketan police station. The third case relates to the collection of extortion from shopkeepers and murder. The victim's father had registered a case at Ramnagar police station in South 24 Parganas in the case. Another case registered at Narendrapur police station in South 24 Parganas is murder and molestation. The complainant's house was stabbed with an iron rod, bamboo, pistol, and stick. In the new cases registered, six were booked on charges of murder, two of gang rape and rape, and others related to assault and destruction of property.