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HC orders judicial enquiry into police’s torching of Santal houses
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
The High Court on Wednesday ordered judicial inquiry into the torching of Santal houses by police in Gobindaganj of Gaibandha.


The court also asked the chief judicial magistrate of Gaibandha court to submit the report in 15 days. A joint bench of Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Krishna Debnath passed the order.

HC also ordered the Deputy Inspector General of (DIG) of Rangpur Range of Police to investigate the two case statements filed regarding the incident.


The High Court also directed authorities to find out if the police force were involved in setting fire to the homes of Santal community during eviction in Gaibandha.


Different print and electronic media recently published a video record on the incident of setting of fire to the houses of Santals.


The petitioners today submitted a petition to the High Court annexing the media report alleging that the police have set fire to the houses of Santals.