NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for an action taken report from the DGP of Jharkhand over the burial of 14 dead bodies in a secret graveyard. The NHRC was moved by a petition filed by Supreme Court advocate and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy over the mystery that lies beneath the graveyard discovered recently in Junglemahal at Jharkhand.
A graveyard of Maoists with 14 bodies has been discovered on a hill top in a forest in the jungles bordering Ranchi and Khuti in Jharkhand. This is the first time that the police have found such a mysterious secret graveyard in the State.
The graveyard was found but why the police had kept it a secret was a big question, the petitioner asked.
The graveyard was found on a hill at Marangburu- Mamile during a joint operation by the CRPF and the State police.
‘’The graveyard’s location suggests that the bodies were buried there. Intelligence inputs suggested that they were indeed the bodies of Maoists. ‘’No villagers will go 15 km on the hilly range to bury the bodies that too in such large numbers. The presence of a Maoist camp near the graveyard and marks on each grave suggest that these bodies are of rebels,’’ said the police. However, the petitioner doesn’t think that the version of the police is correct and requested the NHRC to investigate the issue impartially and provide justice and expose the truth behind the graveyard.