Birbhum violence: Mamata Banerjee hands over job letters to victims’ family members


West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she was handing over job appointment letters to the 10 family members of those who were killed in the Birbhum violence last month.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday handed over appointment letters to 10 family members of those who were killed in Birbhum district last month.

CM Mamata had earlier promised government jobs to the kin of the deceased during her visit to Bogtui village where the alleged incident took place. She had also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the Birbhum arson victims and Rs 2 lakh for rebuilding the burnt houses.

Charred bodies of eight people were recovered from Bogtui village in the district on March 21, hours after the alleged murder of a TMC panchayat leader, Bhadu Sheikh.

The incident sent shockwaves across the country. On March 25, The Calcutta High Court took suo motu cognizance of the incident and directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe.

The Calcutta HC had also directed the state police to hand over custody of all arrested persons in connection with the case to the CBI.