NHRC notice to WB govt, DGP over Birbhum killings; seeks detailed report in 4 weeks
Taking the suo motu cognizance of incidents of violence in West Bengal’s Birbhum, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought reports where 10 persons including women and children were burnt to death after a Trinamool Congress leader was killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday.
The commission has sought detailed reports within four weeks, including the status of FIRs in the matter. Earlier, the autopsy reports of the Birbhum victims were out and they revealed that the victims were badly beaten up before being set on fire.
The Chief Secretary and the Director-General of Police, West Bengal has been issued notice by the commission on Thursday calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks including the status for the FIRs registered in the matter, steps taken to ensure the safety of the people in the village and any relief or rehabilitation provided by the state government.
The NHRC said, “Issuing the notice, the Commission has also observed that going by the contents of the media reports, the incident of hate violence indicates that the law and order are not appropriate in the area.”
The Commission said that as per the media reports, the doctors at Rampurhat Government Hospital, where the bodies were taken for post-mortem, stated that the condition of the bodies made their work very difficult.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s intervention and action have been sought by the BJP against the perpetrators of the crime. Union Home Ministry sought a report from the West Bengal government after ten people were found burnt to death in the Birbhum district.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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