West Bengal Human Rights Commission Monday took suo motu cognizance of the assault on state Animal Resources minister Nure Alam Chowdhury and directed the police to submit a report within two weeks.
The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the assault on the minister and has asked the Birbhum district police superintendent to submit its report within next two weeks, an official of West Bengal Human Rights Commission said.
Nure Alam Chowdhury was assaulted and kept confined by a mob for over eight hours at a college in Birbhum district on Sunday over a land dispute.
Chowdhury,a former High Court judge,was injured but could not be taken to the hospital as he was held up in a room of the college since 11.30 am and a mob laid siege to the college,Superintendent of Police C Sudhakar said.
The minister,who is an MLA from Murarai in the district,was released at 8 pm after a prolonged negotiation meeting attended by the district administration,authorities of the college and the mosque.