first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has questioned the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of South 24 Parganas district for the delay in submitting a report to the Commission regarding the death of two persons in alleged police firing in Bhangar in January. The deaths took place during a protest demonstration against land acquisition for setting up a power grid in the area. “Please refer to this Commission’s notice…dated 7/3/2017. The requisite report has not been received by the Commission [following] reminder dated 29/4/2017. The Commission has taken a serious view of the non-recipient of the report,” the NHRC stated in its letter on August 18 to the DM of South 24 Parganas.It further instructs the DM to submit the report by September 15. The development comes after a civil rights organisation, Akranta Amra, petitioned the NHRC on January 27.Bhangar has been tense for the last couple of months after the villagers started an agitation against the setting up of a power grid. The situation turned violent late on January 17 when two persons were shot dead during a clash between the agitators and police.last_img

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