Members of the National Human Rights Commission team, set up under an order of the Calcutta High Court, probing into the large scale murderous violence unleashed by Trinamool Congress goons in West Bengal accused the state police force of threatening the victims to not file complains with the NHRC.
These allegations come right on the heels of Justice Kausik Chanda’s scathing remarks on Mamata Banerjee’s vilification campaign attempting to over awe the judge imposing Rs. 5 lakhs fine on her.
Atif Rasheed, National Commission for Minorities vice-chairman and member of NHRC team investigating post-poll violence, complained to Murshidabad Superintendent of Police stating, “The public is scared of police. Their fault is they voted for BJP. Why is the police torturing for voting? The police is threatening victims not to file complaint.”
As reported by the ANI, Atif Rasheed said, “Not many complaints in Malda, but quite a lot of cases in Murshidabad. Victims told us that they were harassed by police for approaching us. For two days, it was being ensured that they (victims) don’t reach the NHRC team. Factoring in the harassment meted out to the victims, we told the SP and DM that in case of any negativity against victims, they will be held accountable”.
Notably, on June 29th even the team of NHRC probing the post-poll violence in West Bengal was not spared as it was attacked in Jadavpur as reported by the ANI. “NHRC team that visited Jadavpur to investigate post-poll violence was attacked. During probe, it has been found that more than 40 houses have been destroyed here. We are being attacked by goons,” ANI tweeted quoting an unnamed NHRC official.
The Supreme Court last week sought response from the central government and the Election Commission of India over a petition by victims demanding a court-monitored special investigation team (SIT) probe into the post-poll violence.
The Calcutta High Court had on June 18th directed the NHRC chairperson to constitute a committee for investigation into all complaints of human rights violations during the post-poll violence unleashed by TMC goons since 2nd May, the day of declaration of assembly election results.
The Calcutta High Court on July 2nd ordered the West Bengal Police to register criminal cases in all matters of violence and human rights violations reported or submitted to the NHRC or any other authority. Mamata Banerjee’s government has filed an appeal against the order.
Mamata Banerjee seems to be running an independent tyrannical and dictatorial state by throwing away the Constitution of India in the dustbin.
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