SC seeks Centre, WB Govt's reply on 3 BJP workers murder

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and West Bengal Government seeking their responses in the alleged killing of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state. The apex court was hearing a petition filed by BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia, who sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter.

On May 30, an 18-year-old BJP worker named Tirlochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree in Purulia's Balarampur district. Month after this incident, another BJP worker, Dulal Kumar was found dead in a similar manner in the same district.

On July 28, one more BJP leader, Shaktipada Sardar was hacked in West Bengal's Diamond Harbour area. The deaths of three BJP leaders had sparked an outrage in the state with the BJP blaming the Trinamool Congress for the attack.