Calcutta HC convicts 2 students in Bengal Derivatives in 2018

Calcutta HC Calcutta High Court on Wednesday September 2018 Ordered a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the death of two youths killed in clashes between students and police in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The court said that the investigation has been handed over. Handed over to NIA as there was an allegation of blast.

The court expressed dissatisfaction over the CID investigation into the firing at Derivit School in April 2022. According to the court, an NIA probe was ordered as it was alleged that crude bombs were used.

The incident took place when the students of Derivit High School in Islampur came face to face with the police force. Both the deceased have been identified as Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Burman. While Sarkar died on the spot, Burman was taken to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The relatives of the deceased allege that both the students died in police firing. However, the police administration has denied this allegation. The families of the victims approached the court demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident.

Islampur school students were protesting against the recruitment of two Urdu teachers. They demanded recruitment of teachers for other subjects like English, Bengali, History and Science.

Transferred to NIA in last fortnight on orders of Calcutta HC This is the second matter to be done. On 27 April, Calcutta HC The Calcutta High Court ordered an NIA probe into the recent communal clashes in Howrah Hooghly and Dalkhola during Ram Navami celebrations as allegations of use of crude bombs emerged in these incidents.

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