The relatives of the victims clashed with Pithari villagers at Sadar Hospital, Chhapra. Additional police personnel were called to control the situation. The kin said the three were pick-up van drivers who were returning to their village .
The counsel who mentioned the matter before the bench said the Registry had informed him that it will be listed only if the court passed an order. But the bench said that the reasons cited for seeking urgent hearing are found to be incorrect upon verification in many instances.
Expressing concern over these “disturbing” incidents, Gehlot said his government is “serious” about them, and referred to UP, where the state Law Commission recently framed a draft legislation to combat mob lynching.
The state law panel, while taking suo motu cognizance of incidents of mob lynching, has said the existing law is not sufficient and there is need to not just punish the wrongdoers but also hold authorities responsible for dereliction of duty if such incidents take place under their watch.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded the immediate resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the post of Home Minister as she has "completely failed to perform her duties in maintaining the law and order situation in the state".
Tension erupted in Kaliachak and Baishnabhnagar areas of Malda district on Sunday after the death of a Muslim youth who was beaten up by a group of people on June 26 on suspicion that he was a motorbike thief.