Supreme Court to hear plea filed by lawyer Gaurav Bhatia seeking CBI probe into murder of 3 BJP workers in West Bengal

On 30 May, 2018, an 18-year-old BJP worker named Tirlochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree in Purulia's Balarampur district. After this incident, another BJP worker, Dulal Kumar was found dead in a similar manner in the same district. On 28 July, 2018, one more BJP leader, Shaktipada Sardar was hacked in West Bengal's Diamond Harbour area

Asian News International February 20, 2019 14:04:12 IST
Supreme Court to hear plea filed by lawyer Gaurav Bhatia seeking CBI probe into murder of 3 BJP workers in West Bengal
  • On 30 May, 2018, an 18-year-old BJP worker named Tirlochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree in Purulia's Balarampur district

  • Another BJP worker, Dulal Kumar was found dead in a similar manner in the same district

  • On 28 July, 2018, one more BJP leader, Shaktipada Sardar was hacked in West Bengal's Diamond Harbour area

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea filed to demand a CBI probe into the murder of three BJP workers in West Bengal. The apex court is hearing a petition filed by BJP leader and lawyer Gaurav Bhatia, who sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter.

Supreme Court to hear plea filed by lawyer Gaurav Bhatia seeking CBI probe into murder of 3 BJP workers in West Bengal

File image of the Supreme Court of India. PTI

During Tuesday’s hearing, Supreme Court lawyer Gaurav Bhatia had argued for a CBI investigation of the murders.

“The brutal murder of three West Bengal BJP workers is a fit case for CBI probe and if this case is not fit for a detailed investigation by CBI, then no case comes under the ambit of CBI probe”, argued Bhatia.

On 30 May, 2018, an 18-year-old BJP worker named Tirlochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree in Purulia's Balarampur district. After this incident, another BJP worker, Dulal Kumar was found dead in a similar manner in the same district.

On 28 July, 2018, one more BJP leader, Shaktipada Sardar was hacked in West Bengal's Diamond Harbour area.

The deaths of three BJP leaders had sparked an outrage in the state with the BJP blaming the Trinamool Congress for the attack.

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