SC seeks WB government’s response on CBI probe into killing of BJP workers

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New Delhi, August 24 : The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the West Bengal government on a plea filed by BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia demanding a CBI probe into the killing of three BJP workers in the state.

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice and sought response of the West Bengal government and CBI on a plea filed by BJP leader and advocate Gaurav Bhatia.

The Apex court also issued notice to Union of India and  West Bengal government over alleged murders of three BJP workers in West Bengal.

BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia has moved the petition before the Supreme Court and sought a CBI investigation into the case, and  said the three disturbing murders of Shaktipad Sarkar, Tirlochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar have taken place in the state but police have not registered FIR and their family members have been allegedly threatened.

He said a CBI probe should be ordered and compensation of Rs 50 lakh should be directed to be given to the family members.He also sought security for family members of the victims.

Earlier, the apex court had refused to give an urgent hearing on the plea seeking a CBI probe into the killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls.

On May 30, 18-year-old Tirlochan Mahato, a BJP worker from Balrampur village of Purulia district was found hanging from a tree with a poster written in Bengali struck on his back, saying he was killed for canvassing for the BJP during panchayat election.

Another death of one Dulal Kumar, also a BJP worker, had taken place on June 2 in a similar manner in the same district.

A local BJP leader in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants in Mandir Bazar area of the district on July 28.

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