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‘Pil Filed In Calcutta High Court For CBI/NIA Probe Into Rampurhat Violence: 'Police Totally Inactive, People At Mercy Of Goons'

Lawstreet Journal 24 Mar 2022 8:12pm

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On March 22, 2022 , a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) case was filed in the Calcutta High Court, asking for an inquiry into the Rampurhat violence in West Bengal by either the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Violence erupted in Rampurhat shortly after the purported murder of a Trinamool Congress deputy panchayat president in Bogtui village, Birbhum district, when a thob allegedly locked up 10-12 houses with occupants inside and set them on fire, killing eight people.

Advocate Anindya Kumar Das filed a Public Interest Litigation seeking an investigation by the CBI or the NIA, claiming that a "severe law and order situation" has arisen in Rampurhat, and that the general public is at the mercy of local goons since the State police authority have failed to stop the violence”.

"Due to such murder of deceased Bhadu Sk a serious law and order problem has been created at Rampurhat under Rampurhat Police Station in the District of Birbhum. The panic has also been created in the minds of the public of the local area and in the District of Birbhum as well. The local police is totally inactive without controlling the present situation and the public at large are lying at the mercy of the goons...and as such it is difficult for the public at large of Rampurhat to lead normal life with peace and tranquillity, the plea avers.

The petitioner also argued that the case is appropriate for a CBI investigation because… Continue Reading...

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