Kolkata: After the first CID report in the Benachapra skeleton recovery case, the West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) Naparajit Mukherjee on Wednesday suspended three officers for their negligent behavior in the alleged killings of seven Trinamool Congress supporters by CPM activists in 2002 in Keshpur in West Midnapore.

The suspended officers include Debashish Roy, former officer-in-charge of Keshpur police station, Mahakash Chowdhury, former officer-in-charge of Garbeta police station and Mrinal Kanti Majumdar, the then DSP of Midnapore.

Seven Trinamool supporters were abducted and later murdered at Khetua under Keshpur police station limits in West Midnapore district.

During investigations, the police had dug up the skeletons of seven TMC workers from Benachapra, adjacent to the residence of former CPM minister Sushant Ghoash in Garbeta on June 2 last year.

The CID arrested former minister and Garbeta MLA Susanta Ghosh last year.

According to sources, two other senior officers-KC Meena, the then SP of Midnapore, and Ranjit Srinivas, ASP of the district- are also likely to face action in the case.

Currently, KC Meena is on central deputation and is serving in Union Home Ministry, while Srinavas is serving as SP Telecom.

According to CID report, the suspended officers tried to put the matter under the carpet at the behest of then Left Front government.

Till now 20 officers have been arrested in the case.

JPN/Bureau