Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Minority Commission to probe administrative lapses and communal point

Jamshedpur, May 24: A team of State Minority Commission on Wednesday visited Seraikela-Kharsawan to probe into the lynching of four cattle traders on suspicion of being child-lifter at Rajnagar.

The team led by president Kamal Khan and two vice-presidents Ashok Sarangi and Gurdev Singh Raja speaking to media before heading to Rajnagar said that they would look into all aspects leading to the lynching of four minority youths.

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.

“ It is too early to comment. We will be looking into all aspects including administrative lapses. We will meet the victim’s family both at Haldipokhar (in Potka block of East Singhbhum) and Phulpal (in Ghatshila block) and also with residents of minority-dominated village of Shobhapur in Rajnagar. We will be visiting these places for the next two days,” said Kamal Khan.

However, officials of minority commission admitted that administrative lapses and communal point would be probed into.

“We cannot reveal much on our agenda but the commission will be looking into lapses by the police, which is apparent, the delay in reaching of adequate force to the spot from district headquarter. Failure of police intelligence in security personnel to the spot in view of huge mob which led to police personnel being manhandled and their vehicle torched,” said an official of the commission.

The commission, which is on a visit to the places will be submitting its report to the state government and the state home department.

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