On Thursday, a BJP fact-finding committee visited Bagatui village in Bengal’s Birbhum district, where eight people were burnt alive earlier this week, and spoke to locals and relatives of those killed.
The party, comprising former Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal, former Mumbai police commissioner Satya Pal Singh and Bengal BJP chief Sukant Majumder, has assured all possible help to the families of those killed in the violence that erupted after the killing of a TMC panchayat official.
“We are here to witness the aftermath of the genocide. This (TMC) government has lost its moral right to rule. What happened in Bagatui is a disgrace to humanity,” Majumdar told reporters after visiting the village. “The chief minister has been demanding that all the culprits be punished. On the other hand, the police are trying to cover up the matter,” he alleged.
BJP president JP Nadda on Tuesday formed a five-member committee comprising four MPs to inspect the site of the blaze and investigate the matter. Former IPS officer KC Rammurthy and Bharti Ghosh are the other two members of the BJP panel.
Taking a stern stance, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the suspects in the Birbhum massacre would be found and arrested if they did not surrender.
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