After the hearing, Justice Asim Kumar Roy of Calcutta High Court asked the CBI to serve the copy of the petition to the accused persons, who are lodged in jail custody.
Moving the petition, Advocate Himangsu De, counsel for the CBI, pleaded that the CBI team and the seven accused persons were under the threat of Maoists as Jhargram and its adjoining areas were disturbed by the ultras.
The SP of Jhargram also suggested that the case be transferred from Jhargram court to any court at Kolkata, said De.
The seven arrested in connection with the Jnaneswari train carnage are lodged in jail in West Midnapore and only one is in CBI custody. The CBI conducted the probe from June 9, setting up a camp at Kharagpur.
During the hearing, Justice Asim Kumar Roy said that the CBI team should arrange adequate security for the production of the accused persons.
“Is there not any possibility of setting up court in jail for the production of the accused persons?” asked Justice Roy.
He said that the CBI team conducted the probe in Jhargram and Sardiha for collection of evidence as the incident had taken place there and it was not possible for the CBI team to conduct the probe from Kolkata.
“The CBI team will have to visit that area for the investigation. In such a situation, how can the case be shifted from the Jhargram court to any court at Kolkata?” questioned Justice Roy.
The case will come up again for hearing on July 21.