Roy says out NHRC initiated a suo moto inquiry into the death of Trilochon.
Kolkata: Mounting pressure on the Trinamul Congress, BJP leader Mukul Roy on Monday directly accused the ruling party of killing two of its workers: Trilochon Mahato and Dulal Kumar at Balarampur in Purulia within a gap of three days.
Questionning the Mamata Banerjee government’s role he wondered it was so panicked that it could not hand over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the two deaths.
Mr Roy pointed out that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) initiated a suo moto case into the death of Trilochon, a teenager, who was found hanging under mysterious circumstances from a tree at Supurdih village on May 30 morning, and it served a notice to state chief secretary Moloy De while seeking a detailed report from him and directing state director general of police Virendra to apprise the status of investigation.
Mr Roy said, “Purulia is not an exception. In that district the BJP has won 60 gram panchayats in the recent panchayat elections. The Trinamul won around 55-56. It is a clear indication that the ruling party is going to loose Purulia. That is why these murders were carried out. They were members of the Dalit community. I can vouch that it was the Trinamul which killed them. If that is not the case, why there has been so much fear to order a CBI probe.”
Mr Roy alleged, “The criminal investigation has forgotten its job. Its responsibility is follow the opposition parties on how to implicate them in false cases. All should know that the NHRC registered a suo moto case into the death of Trilochon. So whatever it may be called, prima facie or anything else, I have seen on Sunday that a fortress was created by the police at the hospital when the post-mortem of Dulul was being conducted there.”
In a statement on June 1 the NHRC said, “The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a boy, belonging to Dalit Community in Purulia, was mercilessly beaten till he died, allegedly, by the workers of the ruling Trinamul Congress Party in West Bengal. Later, his body was found hanging by a tree.
Reportedly, a poster was also found affixed on the back of the dead body with a message written in Bangla language — “18 bachhor bayose BJP rajneeti. Ebar bojh” which means, “BJP politics at the age of 18. Now take this.”
Reportedly, he was a worker of Bhartiya Janta Party and he had called the family over telephone stating that he was abducted by a group of men on bikes.”
It elaborated, “The Commission has observed that the contents of the news report, if true, amount to gross violation of human rights of the victim. Accordingly, it has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal calling for a detailed report in the matter. The DGP, West Bengal has been asked to intimate the present status of investigation in the case and the steps taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future. They have been given four weeks to respond.”
The NHRC observed, “The Commission also observed that India is a democratic country. Difference of opinion and ideology are obvious in a multi-party democratic political system. Bloodshed in the name of political differences is neither desirable, nor acceptable in a civilised society. Brutal killings of the party workers in such a manner are indicative of deficient law and order situation in the state, which does not allow rival political parties to exercise their political rights. Right to life of the poor Dalit victim has been grossly violated, which is a glaring instance that law enforcing agencies have failed to protect the precious human life.”