Kolkata, April 26: A day after the media reported of West Bengal policemen hit lawyers and staff of the Howrah district court and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) with batons, National Human Rights Commission has taken a suo motu cognisance on Friday. The NHRC has also sought a report from the West Bengal government on this matter, say sources.
According to the incident, around 20 people were injured after being hit by flying stones and police batons during the clash on Mahatma Gandhi Road, while they were protesting over parking of vehicles at the civic headquarters. In the clash, civic employees Ranjib Halder and Ashish Dinda and lawyers Sujan Bhakt and S Chakrabarty sustained have been admitted to hospital with head injuries. ‘West Bengal Is Like What Bihar Was 10–15 Years Back’, Says Special Poll Observer Ajay V Nayak.