Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation at the moment are scanning video footages of the shut circuit tv cameras, put in at a number of locations together with the Rampurhat authorities medical school and hospital, native police station and people put in close to the crime spots at Bogtui village to get leads on the actions that adopted earlier than and after the killing of Trinamool Congress panchayat chief and the Birbhum bloodbath.
The CBI secured the footages of not less than 32 CCTV cameras put in within the hospital, an official of the Rampurhat hospital confirmed.
“Earlier the Special Investigation Team too had taken the footages of some CCTV cameras. The number of cameras was, however, less,” mentioned an official.
The probe company has additionally recovered the footages of CCTV cameras put in on the Rampurhat police station and the spot in Bogtui village the place TMC chief Bhadu Sheikh was killed.
The company is now attempting to safe the footage from the digicam put in in the home of one Lalon Sheikh, positioned at a distance of few yards from the bloodbath spot.
On the night time of March 21, eight folks had been burnt to loss of life at Rampurhat in West Bengal’s Birbhum district following the killing of a panchayat chief of the Trinamool Congress. Later one lady succumbed to her burn accidents taking the loss of life toll to 9.
“CCTV footages will provide vital clues to the sleuths. They would be able to identify the people who were present at the two crime spots that night and the people who visited the police stations and hospitals,” mentioned Nazrul Islam, retired IPS officer.
Even although the CBI is probing the Rampurhat bloodbath on the orders of the Calcutta excessive court docket, the homicide of TMC chief Sheikh is being probed by the Special Investigation Team arrange by the state authorities.
At least six folks have been arrested to date in reference to Sheikh’s homicide. The police on Thursday recovered not less than 4 firearms and 18 ammunitions primarily based on the tip-off offered by the accused throughout interrogation.
CCTV footage reveals that Sheikh was standing alone and speaking over his cell phone when 4 motorcycle-borne assailants hurled a bomb at him. Later he was additionally shot.
A CBI official mentioned that they’ve seized the cell phones of six folks together with Anarul Hossain, a TMC block chief who has been arrested in reference to the Birbhum bloodbath. They have been despatched for forensic evaluation.
Hossain was arrested on the orders of chief minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly ‘not sending police to the village even after being alerted by a victim’, whereas allegations have additionally surfaced that Hossain labored on the directions of TMC district president Anubrata Mondol. Mondol nonetheless has refuted all of the allegations.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has additionally named Mondol in its inside report back to get together president JP Nadda on Wednesday. The report acknowledged that the involvement of Mondol within the bloodbath was sure.
The CBI has already questioned the previous SDPO of Rampurhat and inspector-in-charge of Rampurhat police station, on Thursday a sub-inspector and an assistant sub-inspector had been additionally questioned. The officer in cost of the native hearth brigade station and the obligation officer had been additionally questioned through the day.