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Sitalkuchi firing: Bengal CID seizes then Cooch Behar SP Debasish Dhar's mobile phone
Sitalkuchi firing

Sitalkuchi firing: Bengal CID seizes then Cooch Behar SP Debasish Dhar's mobile phone

| @IBNS | 23 Jun 2021, 11:18 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: A day after interrogating suspended IPS officer Debasish Dhar for the second time in connection with the Sitalkuchi firing incident, West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday seized the mobile phone of the then Cooch Behar SP, officials said.

According to sources in the state probe agency, Debasish Dhar's phone has been seized to examine the details of the calls and messages he dialled and received before and after the firing incident took place at Sitalkuchi.

The suspended IPS officer has already been quizzed twice by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CID on June 18 and June 22 (Tuesday).

Earlier on Apr 10, the CISF opened fire outside polling station no. 126 in Sitalkuchi after a local mob had reportedly attacked the polling booth and tried to snatch jawans' rifles.

Four locals, who were claimed to be TMC supporters, died in the firing.

Based on the reports filed by Cooch Behar DM and SP, DIG of Jalpaiguri Range and Special Police Observer Vivek Dube, the Election Commission had clarified that the Central force had fired bullets 'purely in self-defence'.

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