Lakshman Seth barred from entering four districts in south Bengal

Hearing the Special Leave Petitions (SLP), the Supreme Court Friday said former CPM MP Lakshman Seth will not be allowed to enter four districts of south Bengal in connection with a charge-sheet filed against him for his alleged role in seven persons going missing during the Nandigram movement. According to the apex court ruling, Seth will not be allowed to enter East Midnapore, his home district, West Mindapore, Bankura and Purulia. SC also directed the additional sessions court to complete the trial in six months.

Seven persons went missing from a rally at Nandigram in November 2007 and the CID ordered a probe based on the ruling of the Calcutta High Court in November 2011. CID filed a chargesheet against 88 people, including Seth and other CPM leaders. In March 2012, Seth was arrested from Mumbai, but was released on bail on the condition that he would not be allowed to enter East Midnapore.The family members of the victims then filed a SLP for the cancellation of Seth's bail.

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