Kolkata: Atif Rasheed, a member of the committee set up by the National Human Rights Commission to probe alleged human rights violations during the violence after the assembly elections in West Bengal, on Tuesday claimed that miscreants in Kolkata attacked him and other members of his team. members attacked.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has condemned the incident, claiming that democracy is being ruined in Bengal. The Trinamool Congress has said that no one from the ruling party was involved in the incident. Rashid said that during fact-finding in Jadavpur area, the team found that more than 40 houses have been damaged and the residents of these houses no longer live there.
He told, ‘Some miscreants attacked us and the police. They tried to beat us up and tried to drive us out of there. If this is our situation then what would be the plight of the common people. He alleged that the local police did not even come here to save the team. A senior Kolkata Police official said that some people raised slogans in Jadavpur but they were removed from the spot.
The committee, which visited the state, has been constituted by the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the instructions of the Calcutta High Court. The High Court had directed the NHRC to constitute a committee to inquire into allegations of human rights violations during the post-poll violence in the state. Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Shubhendu Adhikari alleged that the state machinery was trying to establish a dictatorship in West Bengal.
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