The CBI arrested 11 people in connection with the alleged murder of BJP worker Debabrata Maiti in East Midnapore’s Nandigram after the assembly election results were declared on May 2. The arrests sparked a political row with TMC linking the development to BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari’s reported statement that “everyone implicated in the NHRC report will be arrested”. BJP dismissed the allegation saying that the CBI action was part of a “high court-monitored probe”. Those arrested include TMC leader Sheikh Sufiyan’s son-in-law Sheikh Hakibul. Sufiyan was CM Mamata Banerjee’s election agent in Nandigram.