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Mamata remembers ‘Choto Angaria’ victims

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday remembered her party activists killed in the 2001 Choto Angaria massacre and paid tribute to all those were “martyred” during the left front regime in the state.

“On January 4, 2001, the Trinamool Congress activists were brutally killed in Choto Angaria. Today is the 17th anniversary of the incident. My tribute to the martyrs. I convey my regards to all the martyrs who were victims of political bloodbath during the Left Front regime,” Banerjee said in a tweet.

In 2001, 11 Trinamool Congress activists were burnt alive allegedly by the armed Communist Party of India-Marxist workers in West Midnapore district’s Choto Angaria. The Central Bureau of Investigation, which was handed over the case by the Calcutta High Court and the Supreme Court, had arrested eight people, while five more were absconding. However, a special court had acquitted the eight due to insufficient evidence.