Asansol Violence: NHRC Showcauses To Mamata Govt


New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission issues notices to the Government of West Bengal over unabated violence in Asansol- Raniganj area, also asks its DG (Investigation) to depute a team for spot inquiry.

Earlier, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Saturday held an hour-long meeting with senior police and administration officials in Asansol and took stock of the situation in violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol.

One person was killed and two police officers suffered serious injuries on Monday when clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession in Raniganj area of Bardhaman West district.

Earlier this week, the state government had advised him against visiting Asansol and Raniganj, citing security reasons. Union minister Babul Supriyo and state BJP Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee were also stopped from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area by police on Thursday.

The Imam of Noorani Masjid, Imdatullah Rashid, had said that his son was also killed in the violence but there was no confirmation from the police on the incident. Rashid had also appealed for peace in the area.