Ranchi-Highlighting police atrocities against “innocent villagers” during recent anti-Maoist operations in Saranda, Jharkhand Human Rights Movement (JHRM) in the capital on Tuesday demanded the immediate suspension of Kolhan DIG Navin Kumar Singh and IG (operations) R.K. Mallick.
The human rights group accused top cops of distorting facts and killing civilians.
Citing most recent instances, JHRM spokesperson Gopinath Ghosh alleged that on June 30, one Mangal Honhaga, a resident of Baliba village in Saranda, West Singhbhum, was “mercilessly killed by security forces in Saranda”, while on August 18, villager Soma Gudiya was similarly beaten to death.
“We appeal for a CBI probe on anti-rebel operations in Jharkhand since January 1, 2001 to August 30, 2011,” said JHRM president Sunil Minz.
“Innocent people are being killed in the name of Maoist operations. We have sent a copy of our probe to the Centre and the state,” Ghosh said.
The human rights body also alleged that the state government was trying to evict villagers from Saranda as it was a hub of minerals.
“As many as 19 companies have signed MoUs with the state government for mining. The government wants to rob indigenous people,” Minz alleged, adding that holistic development was the only way to weed out Naxalism. Courtesy TheTelegraph.