The National Human Rights Commission panel member Atif Rasheed made a shocking revelation that as many as 40 houses that belonged to Bharatiya Janata Party workers had been burnt to the ground, adding that nobody knows the whereabouts of the BJP activists for two months, according to a report.
He further alleged that he was threatened by Trinamool Congress goons on his visit to Jadavpur where sectarian and political violence had ravaged the area post the electoral victory of TMC.
West Bengal: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team that visited Jadavpur to investigate post-poll violence was attacked.
“During probe, it has been found that more than 40 houses have been destroyed here. We are being attacked by goons,” says an NHRC official. pic.twitter.com/iTUcBIZ2GU
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2021
According to the video that is doing rounds on social media, Rasheed, who is also the vice-chairman of the minority commission was investigating the ground situation in Jadavpur when he was threatened by an irate mob of men and women.
He further said that the mob was threatening him because he was recording a video of the burnt down houses.
While CISF personnel can be seen trying to control the mob, Rashid can be heard claiming that he and his team were being attacked by a TMC mob.
Rashid also slammed the West Bengal police for simply disappearing when the incident happened.
After the brutal post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Calcutta high court directed the chairperson of NHRC to form a panel to examine the cases of alleged human rights violations during post-poll violence.