Jamshedpur, May 25 : The State Minority Commission on Thursday claimed that incidents of lynching in the name of child-lifters were nothing but a conspiracy to defame the Chief Minister.
State Minority Commission president Kamal Khan said at a press conference at the local Circuit House this afternoon that they visited Kolhan – East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan – and spoke to different sections of people, including the peace committees. As per our information collected the crime was aimed at defaming Chief
Minister Raghubar Das.
He added the state government was committed to providing security to the minorities but there are people who are involved in sullying the image of the Chief Minister. He, however, declined to name anyone.
When questioned on lynching of four cattle traders on suspicion of being child-lifters at Rajnagar on May 18, Khan said they visited Sobhapur village in Seraikela-Kharsawan on Wednesday evening and spoke to peace committee members who pledged support to the administration in maintaining peace in the district.
The commission met East Singhbhum district administration officials as well as some members of the peace committee over law and order issues after the lynching.
“ We have studied the current state of the victims’ kin and apart from compensation, we will also recommend the government to also provide lifetime medical and education assistance as well as employment for the family of the victims in Phulpal (in Ghatshila), Haldipokhar (in Potka block) and Bagbera (Jamshedpur block),” Khan said.
The state minority commission has also asked the district administration to increase security and deploy adequate police force in Mango. “We have also suggested to construct a TOP (thana outpost) at the sensitive Munshi Mohalla in the locality. It is necessary to deploy adequate police force in the locality,” Khan said.
“ The people must be assured that the Government will take every step to take action against culprits. The chief minister has already said guilty will not be spared. The incidents of lynching in the name of child-lifters was very unfortunate,” Khan. On the occasion, commission vice-presidents Gurdev Singh, Ashok Sarangi and secretary to the commission’s president Nesar Ahmed were also present.
He failed to comment on administrative lapses leading to lynchings and said the commission would submit its report to the state government.
It may be mentioned four youths, Sheikh Naim (35) resident of Phulpal, Sheikh Sajju (25), Sheikh Siraj (26) and Sheikh Halim (28), all residents of Haldipokhar, were lynched at Rajnagar while they were going to buy cattle from Haldiopokhar to Rajnagar.