NCST Orders Bengal CS And DGP To Relaunch Investigation Of Violence Against Tribals

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NCST Orders Bengal CS And DGP To Relaunch Investigation Of Violence Against Tribals

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes on Tuesday summoned top West Bengal officials to seek an explanation regarding violence against tribals in the state.

Ananta Nayak, a member of NCST said, "Hari Krishna Dwivedi chief secretary West Bengal and DGP Manoj Malviya both were summoned by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes after the commission got complaints of violence against tribal people in Bengal."

Nayak added, "what I saw on the ground was no action. We saw the plight of tribal women. We summoned them today in the commission and the answers they gave were not satisfactory. I became emotional after seeing the situation in the state. Tribals were living in fear. There were shortcomings in the murder case, I had asked for re-investigation and have been assured that it will be done."

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