Jharkhand lynching: NHRC serves notice on DGP, calls for report
In the wake of unpleasant media reports over mob lynching that claimed four lives out of seven suspected to be child kidnappers in Jharkhand, the National Human Rights Commission on Monday sent notice to the Jharkhand DGP and called for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.
In a suo motu cognizance, the commission also asked comments of state authority on the preventive measure taken already or proposed to be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
The horrifying incident of Seraikela Kharsawan district and of Nagadih area of East Singhbhum district was reported on Sunday. Expressing concern NHRC also mentioned in a release that, "A civilized society cannot allow such heinous crimes to occur where human lives are taken by angry mob merely on suspicion of them being anti-social elements. The incidents amount to violation of right to life of the innocent victims targeted by the perpetrators. The law enforcing agencies of the state have certainly failed to perform their lawful duty."
"It is a state matter and these unpleasant matters should also not be politicized. We believe that state administration will take proper actions," Union Minister Smriti Irani said.
Meanwhile, political blame-game also emerged with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the law and order situation in the BJP ruled states.
In a micro-blogging site, Gandhi urged PM for the explanation.
"From Raj to UP, Haryana & now Jharkhand BJP ruled states are descending into chaos & lawlessness. Will the PM answer?," he tweeted.
NDA minister Smriti Irani also launched a counter attack on the Congress Vice Present and said, "He makes fun of BJP and its governance and people make fun of him during elections."