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Monday, 18 June 2012

BSF attacking religious belief and sentiment of minorities, police inaction


 
Particulars of the victim:- Mr. Saiful Molla, son of late Akbar Molla, aged about- 29 years, by faith-Muslim, by occupation-business; (2)  Mr. Khalil Mondal, son of late Nabab Molla, both residing at village-Sonpur, Police Station-Swarupnagar, District-North 24 Parganas  
 
Particulars of the perpetrators: - The Assistant Commandant of Kaijuri BSF Camp; One SI of Kaijuri BOP and one SI of Gabarda BOP who accompanying with about 30/40 BSF jawans raided the house of the victim on 22.4.20123 at about 3.30 pm.
 
Date & time of the incident: - On 21.4.2012 at about 9.30 pm & 22.4.20123 at about 3.30 pm
 
Place of incident: - In the house of the victim and also on the road while the victim was returning home on 21.4.2012 at about 9.30 pm
 
Case Details:-
 
It is revealed during the fact finding that on 21.4.2012 at about 9.30 pm the victim Mr. Saiful Molla was returning home from his shop. At that time while he was traveling through a road, he was stopped by the Assistant Commandant of Kaijuri BSF Camp. The said BSF officer started abusing him in filthy languages and accused him of being involved in cattle smuggling. He tried to take Mr. Saiful Molla to BSF camp by force. In the meantime local people gathered there and due to their protest the said BSF officer left the place.
 
On 22.4.20123 at about 3.30 pm on the instruction of the Assistant Commandant of Kaijuri BSF Camp, two BSF vehicles containing about 30/40 BSF jawans, one SI of Kaijuri BOP and one SI of Gabarda BOP raided into the house of Mr. Khalil Mondal. The BSF personnel accused him of being involved in cattle smuggling and they tried to take him to BSF camp by force. The local people gathered there and they started protesting against such harassment upon the innocent villagers. Then one of the BSF jawans brought the holy book of Muslim religion- 'Quran Sharif' and asked Mr. Khalil Mondal to prove his innocent by keeping the book on his head. The victim and others who were present there considered such act of the perpetrator BSF personnel as a deliberate and intentional act of defiling their religious belief. Thereafter the said BSF personnel moved to the house of Mr. Saiful Mondal and trespassed into his house. They abused the female members present in the house in filthy languages and asked them to attend BSF camp.
 
On 27.4.2012 Mr. Khasrul Islam, the father-in-law of Mr. Saiful Mondal lodged written complaint against the perpetrator BSF personnel stating therein the entire incident before the Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Basirhat, North 24 Parganas. Mr. Khasrul Islam is local leader of ruling party, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC). But till date there has been no action against the perpetrator BSF personnel by the police and its higher administration.
 
On 1.5.2012 the Assistant Commandant of Kaijuri BSF BOP threatened the victim Saiful Molla on his mobile of facing dire consequences for lodging complaint against the perpetrator BSF personnel. He threatened the victim of roping him in false and concocted criminal cases. Mr. Saiful Molla lodged one written complaint before the Superintendent of Police, Barasat, North 24 Parganas on 2nd May 2012 in this matter narrating the mobile number and time of calls and he also requested for getting appropriate protection in the written complaint, but till date there has been no action.    

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