West Bengal: The Genocidal State under CPI-M Rule
Tt was reported in the print media that under the CPI-M rule of the last 34 years in this State (West Bengal) 34 events of mass murder were organised either directly by the police resorting to wanton firing on the crowds consisting of Opposition party members or by the armed “harmads” of the CPI-M to seek political revenge or to establish political control over the areas lost to the Opposition party through elections. In the latter incidents the police force aided, abetted and assisted the harmads both by acts of commission or omission. The organised genocide by the police and CPI-M cadres started with the Marichjhapi case. It was the first rehearsal. The technique was perfected over the years and culminated in the genocide in Netai on January 7, 2011. In spite of repeated requests by the Tamluk MP, Shuvendu Adhikary, the Office-in-Charge of the Lalgarh Police Station refused to go there till the harmads had time to leave the camp with all their firearms and other incriminating evidence. The police reached Netai four-and-a-half hours after the genocide had happened; nine persons died and 29 others were injured because of indiscriminate firing by the harmads. Such is the “sweet-heart” relationship between the CPI-M and the police that the SP, Additional SP, DSP (West Midnapore) and the Officer-in-Charge of Lalgarh P.S. could just brazenly ignore the distress call of the victims and the sitting MP. The relationship between the police and the party (CPI-M) could not have been more cordial than this. This dreadful and appalling reality of malgo-vernance of this State by the CPI-M came out in all its ugliness and monstrosity before the Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta when the Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice had to pass an order to hand over the investigation of the Netai genocide to the Central Bureau of Investigation from the CID of the Bengal Police. When the PIL was filed in the Netai case on January 18,...
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