Pre-election violence in Bengal: CBI arrests 9 in Murder Case

A senior officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Friday that nine people were detained in a case involving the murder of a person just six days before the 2021 Assembly elections in West Bengal.

On March 21, 2021, the victim, Tarak Sahu, was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons while at a tea stand. The investigative agency had taken over the investigation of the case, which had been previously lodged at Jhargram police station in West Bengal, against 14 accused, all residents of Pindrakuli, Jhargram, in September 2021, in accordance with the directions of the Calcutta High Court.

The victim was taken to Jhargram Super Speciality Hospital after the incident, where he eventually died due to injuries. The role of the accused was uncovered throughout the inquiry, according to the CBI, but the accused refused to comply. Following that, the CBI tracked out the defendants and captured them.

"The apprehended suspects will be shown before the Competent Court in Jhargram (West Bengal) today," the agency said. In West Bengal, the CBI is investigating many incidents of pre-poll and post-poll violence.

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