Supreme Court refuses to hear petition on Purulia killings

DN Bureau

Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a petition filed by the families of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers who were allegedly killed in Purulia last month.

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a petition filed by the families of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers who were allegedly killed in Purulia last month.

The kin of the two deceased victims had filed a petition demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter.

However, the apex court directed the petitioners to approach the Calcutta High Court in this regard.

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On May 30, the body of a 20-year-old BJP activist, Trilochan Mahato, was found hanging from a tree in Purulia district.

Two days later, the body of another BJP worker, Dulal Kumar, was found hanging from a pole in Balarampur area of the same district.

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On June 2, the BJP urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter, despite it being handed over to the Crime Investigation Department (CID).

In both cases, the BJP has blamed the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC). (ANI)

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