Purulia Killings: SC Refused To Hear BJP’s Petition Seeking CBI Probe

Supreme Court

New Delhi: Killing of two BJP workers in West Bengal’s Purulia: Supreme Court refused to hear the petition by victims’ families seeking a CBI probe, Court suggested petitioners to approach the Calcutta High Court.

A vacation bench of Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan asked the petitioners to approach the Calcutta High Court for the relief. Advocate Gaurav Bhatia, appearing for petitioners, said that it is a serious matter as the killing of BJP workers have taken place after the panchayat polls in Purulia district.

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. The petition was filed by the father of Kumar, who sought a CBI probe into the killings.