Bengal Police draws Calcutta HC's ire over reluctance in filing FIR in BJP leader's murder case

by IANS |



Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) West Bengal Police on Friday drew the ire of the Calcutta High Court over alleged reluctance in registering an FIR in a case of alleged murder of a local BJP worker at Dantan in East Midnapore.


A bench of Justice Jay Sengupta even went to the extent of observing that there is a necessity for initiating disciplinary proceedings against the police officers found guilty in the matter.


Justice Sengupta made this observation while hearing a matter on the alleged murder of local BJP leader at Dantan in East Midnapore districts immediately after the last state Assembly elections in 2021.


The family members of the victim alleged that instead of registering an FIR in the matter, the local cops started putting pressure on them to accept Patra had died of an accident.


The cops even tried to force them to sign a blank paper in the matter, the victim's family members alleged.


They also said that although they complained to the inspector-in- charge concerned, the deputy superintendent of police, and superintendent of police as well as to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the matter.


However, failing to get any positive response from any of these parties, the victim's family members moved the Calcutta High Court in the matter.



Latest News
One killed in Texas wildfire Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 04:09 PM
Two men sentenced for attempted robbery, assault on doctor during night walk in Delhi Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 04:09 PM
Heavy rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 04:07 PM
1 in 8 people globally is now obese: Lancet Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 04:07 PM
Lucknow's KGMU offers new hope for those who need artificial eye Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 04:02 PM
Singapore real estate group CapitaLand purchases Pune IT SEZ project for Rs 7.73bn Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:51 PM
'Amid steep valuations, SC diktat creates overhang on future price hikes, expansion for hospitals' Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:49 PM
Projects worth Rs 48K crore to create 14,000 jobs in Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:47 PM
Sheikh Shahjahan not cooperating with investigating officers: Sources Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:45 PM
Blast in Bengaluru cafe, five injured Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:26 PM
Defence Ministry inks MoUs worth Rs 39,125cr to procure military equipment Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:25 PM
IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Ridersí main pre-season camp to begin from March 15 Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:17 PM
Green's ton vindicates selectors' decision to stick him in at no. 4: Hockley Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:14 PM
Guterres condemns killing of over 100 around food convoy in Gaza Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 03:06 PM
Guterres condemns killing of over 100 around food convoy in Gaza Fri, Mar 01, 2024, 01:53 PM