NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made the first arrest in the Birbhum killings,in which nine persons in Bogtui village were burnt alive in their homes on March 21.The agency arrested four suspect from Mumbai on Thursday,reported PTI quoting the official.
The four accused had fled from Bogtui to the Maharashtra capital soon after the killings,and they were apprehended from their hideout early on Thursday morning.
“Of the four arrested accused, two persons identified as Bappa and Shabu Sheikh,were named in the FIR logged in connection with the killings.We will produce them before a court in Mumbai and plea for a transit remand to west Bengal,he said.
The Calcutta high court had ordered a CBI inquiry into the violence in which miscreants had attacked and set fire to houses in Birbhum’s Bogtui village,killing nine people,including children,following TMC panchayat official Bhadu Sheikh’s murder.
Earlier,an SIT formed by the West Bengal government was probing the case.