NHRC terming Trinamool leaders as ‘goons’ in report stirs row

Kolkata:  Senior Trinamool Congress leaders named as “notorious criminals/goons” in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report to Calcutta High Court have threatened legal action against the rights body saying they had no complaints against them in any police station in Bengal. In the annexure “K” attached with the original report submitted before the HC, the NHRC has labelled 102 persons across 16 broad regions of Bengal, including state minister Jyotipriya Mullick, Naihati MLA Partha Bhowmick, Canning East MLA Saokat Molla, TMC South 24 Parganas youth leader Jahangir Khan, former councillor Jiban Saha and CM Mamata Banerjee’s chief election agent Sheikh Sufiyan under the “list of notorious criminals/goons”.

“I am shocked. I believe the report is fabricated and a deliberate attempt to malign our party’s image. I don’t know why and from where NHRC collected such information against me. There is no complaint or FIR lodged against me with any police station across Bengal as well as in India. I am a lawyer by profession and was the chairman of West Bengal Bar Council for a decade. I would like to take a legal step against it following our party’s instruction,” said Mullick.-IANS

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