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Tapasi Malik Murder: CBI files charge sheet agianst CPIM leader

Posted by Indian Vanguard on September 21, 2007

Special Correspondent

CPI(M) leader among two accused in Singur murder case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted Suhrid Baran Dutta, Singur zonal secretary of the CPI(M), and Debu Malik of Singur, in a murder case.

The case relates to the killing of 19-year-old Tapasi Malik who was protesting against the acquisition of land in Singur village for setting up the Tata Motors car plant.

According to the CBI, Dutta had arranged four assailants for executing the murder and the unidentified persons raped and murdered Tapasi on December 18 last. The CBI is hunting for the assailants.

Dutta was also involved in infrastructure development work of the Tata Motors’ small car project in Hooghly district of West Bengal for “personal gains,” said the CBI charge sheet, filed in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chandannagar.

Dutta and Debu Malik are now in judicial custody. The charge sheet said the two were on good terms and supervising the work of different contractors in connection with the infrastructural development of the acquired land. “There is evidence to indicate that accused Suhrid Baran Dutta was involved in the infrastructural development work, including selection of contractors, for personal gain,” the charge sheet alleged.


It was found during the probe that Tapasi was associated with the Trinamool Congress party, which was spearheading the protest against the acquisition of land. She had been receiving threats from Debu Malik that she should not participate in local demonstrations and strikes.

Dutta had also allegedly threatened her of dire consequences on May 25 last while she was leading a demonstration. Despite such threats, Tapasi continued with her demonstration and hunger-strikes along with the villagers. On many occasions, the police also took action against the demonstrators, including Tapasi, the charge sheet said.

“On December 2, 2006, there was large-scale police action in the village. Suhrid Baran Dutta was leading a police party and pointed out the houses of active members who were protesting against the acquisition of land by the government, including the home of Tapasi Malik,” it said.

The HIndu


2 Responses to “Tapasi Malik Murder: CBI files charge sheet agianst CPIM leader”

  1. Nila-kantha-chandra said

    Dear Friends

    Do read Dr Mrinal Bose’s story on Singur at:

  2. asit guin said

    What happened to tapasi malik case? Regarding Tapasi Malik case, we have reason to doubt that what really happened and whether lies are practiced or not? Her parent’s role is suspected. They are hiding some facts. CBI once released sketches of the four prime accused in the case related to Tapasi Malik in Singur. Releasing the sketches, CBI Superintendent of Police A K Sahai had said, “The sketches have been drawn on the basis of the interrogation of people and they will be distributed all over the country.” Though the CBI declined to disclose details about the accused, it announced a cash reward of Rs one lakh for anybody who could provide information about them. Where these sketches had gone? Tapasi’s father and brother might have had something to do with her murder. Tapasi’s unnatural death was cloudy and complicated. The CBI has become suspicious of the statements made by Tapasi’s father Monoranjan and brother Surajit. They did not own any plot of land at all. Nor they did till any land anywhere. Monoranjan was a member of the rural poor of the Singur village of Bajeymelia who eked out a living through selling fishes from a pavement stall and he had indeed lined up before the block level offices of the state government requesting for a job. But, Monoranjan and Tapasi were dubbed by commercial media as leading activists of the save agricultural land committee. Both Tapasi’s father and brother have something to hide with her murder.

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