Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the violence in Rampurhat in Birbhum in West Bengal, where eight people were charred to death after a mob allegedly set their houses afire on Tuesday.
The matter will come up for hearing before the bench of the Chief Justice at 2 pm on Wednesday.
According to reports, the mob went on a rampage after the killing of Trinamool Congress leader Bhadu Sheikh.
The incident has triggered an uproar among the public as well as in the political corridors.
The Home Ministry has sought a detailed report on the incident from the WB government.
The BJP has demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s resignation.
The Child Rights Commission has sought action taken report from the WB police on the Birbhum incident. The victims included children and women as well.
Earlier, WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had posted a tweet calling it a horrifying incident that indicated the state was in a grip of violence, culture and lawlessness. Subsequently, Mamata Banerjee had urged him to “refrain from making unwarranted statements and allow the administration to conduct an impartial probe.”
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