The Calcutta High Court today ordered a probe bythe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of a TrinamoolCongress worker, who allegedly died due to police torture in West Bengal'sDhanekhali village four months ago.
The High Court today said that it was not satisfied withthe investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department of the state police.Kazi Nasiruddin was reportedly detained by the police inthe village in Hooghly district on 18 January after an argument over allegedinvalid documents for a car in the victim's possession.
When locals wentlooking for Mr Nasiruddin at the Dhanekhali police station in the evening, theyclaim they saw him lying unclothed on the floor.
They also claim the police had beaten him todeath. The police, however, say that he had fallen sick and was rushed tohospital, where doctors declared him dead.
The court had earlier also questioned the role of a localTrinamool legislator Asima Patra, who had reportedly made several calls to thepolice station when Mr Nasiruddin was in custody.
Mr Nasiruddin's death had led to huge protests in theDhanekhali village that saw clashes between Trinamool workers and the police.