Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dissidents in CPI(M) helping find more graves in Nandigram

NEW DELHI: After the recovery of several human bones and seven graves in Nandigram, the men in uniform are now being helped by CPI(M) dissidents to uncover more graves. Explosives, live bombs and weapons have also been seized in the past few days.

"We have so far uncovered seven graves, but there is a strong possibility there could be many more. What we have found could be the tip of the iceberg," said a senior official involved in the operations in Nandigram.

The officer added that since the paramilitary force was new to the area and did not know the terrain, it was relying on CPI(M) dissidents to locate new graves and recover weapons.

"We have no option but to rely on the inputs given by them. This is not our job but we are doing it considering the extent of the problem," said the officer, adding that they have prepared a list of people who have gone missing after the violence.

"The list was prepared on the basis of complaints made by people. We gave the list to local police since it is not our job to find missing people," he added.

The paramilitary force has also recovered 44kg of IEDs.

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