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Vohra grilled, eye on ex-CM

Calcutta, May 24: The CID today said former director-general of police A.B. Vohra denied having ordered the removal of two outposts in Nandigram a few days before the CPMs armed recapture in 2007, adding that Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and then chief secretary Amit Kiran Deb could also be quizzed.

Vohra said he came to know about the removal of the outposts from Tekhali bridge after the incident took place.

He arrived at the CIDs Bhawani Bhavan headquarters at 10.30am with a crutch, a few days after the agency sent him a letter asking him when he could come to Calcutta for questioning.

Vohra, who has been living in home state Punjab since his retirement in 2009, was interrogated in the fourth-floor office of CID DG (crime) V.V. Thambi.

The eight-member team was headed by Thambi and included additional DGP C.V. Murlidhar and DIG (operations) K. Jayaraman.

He said he did not know when the outposts near the Tekhali bridge were removed, Thambi said after the two-and-a-half-hour questioning.

An official said Vohras statements were recorded and his signature was taken on documents related to the question-answer session.

Sources in the CID said Bhattacharjee, who was chief minister at the time of the recapture, and Deb could also be called.

We might call the former chief minister and the former chief secretary for the sake of investigations but a decision is yet to taken, a CID official said.