Congress to Move Court Seeking CBI Probe into Student Murder

Congress would move the Calcutta High Court demanding a CBI probe into the lynching of a student at Sabang in West Midnapore district on Friday.

Published: 11th August 2015 04:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2015 04:52 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:The West Bengal Congress would move the Calcutta High Court demanding a CBI probe into the lynching of a student at Sabang in West Midnapore district on Friday, said  veteran Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Monday.  The party would also seek punishment to Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh for suppressing evidence, he said.

A member of Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of Bengal Congress, Krishnaprasad Jana was lynched by a group of students and outsiders allegedly belonging to the ruling TMC inside Sajanikanta College at Sabang.

Police allegedly refused to register an FIR on the basis of a complaint by Jana’s family. Instead, SP Ghosh claimed that those named in the complaint could not be seen assaulting the victim in the CCTV footage obtained from the college. She said the three arrested TMC workers were not even present in the footage.

“We have spoken to Sabang MLA Manas Bhuniya. After obtaining all the documents, we will move the Calcutta High Court. The SP has suppressed evidence and thereby committed a criminal offence. We will demand punishment for her... The SP’s allegiance is to the TMC and not the government. She is protecting the criminals who murdered Jana,” Mannan said.

He said senior counsel Bikash Bhattacharya would move the petition before the High Court. Incidentally, Bhattacharya is a CPM leader and former mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. He had earlier moved a petition of Mannan before the Supreme Court to obtain a CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Sabang MLA Bhuniya also alleged that the SP was tampering with evidence and supporting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that the murder was due to a factional feud within the Chhatra Parishad by saying that the CCTVs were damaged in a lightning strike. 

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