Plea in HC for CBI probe
Malati Roy, the wife of Ulen Roy, the BJP supporter who had died from pellet injuries during a protest march organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha here last month, has filed a writ petition at the Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court, seeking CBI investigation into her husband’s death.
“Malati Roy filed the petition on Monday for a CBI investigation. Her husband was shot by the state police and lost his life, she has mentioned in her petition,” said Avrojyoti Das, Malati’s lawyer.
On December 7, the BJYM had held a protest march to Uttarkanya, the branch secretariat of the state located on the southern end of Siliguri. As the rallyists breached barricades and attacked the police, the latter had to react to resist them.
Ulen, who was with BJP supporters near Fulbari in southern parts of Siliguri, was hit by pellets. He was rushed to a private hospital nearby where doctors pronounced him dead.
After the incident, the state government had assigned the investigation to the CID. Also, the state police had claimed that the pellets had been fired from a shotgun, a firearm that the police don’t use.
The BJP accused the state government of concealing facts and demanded the CBI investigation.