New Delhi, Jan 27: The BJP delegation deputed by BJP president JP Nadda submitted its report on violence in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand to him on Wednesday. Nadda had set up a panel of six leaders to visit Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district where supporters of Pathalgarhi movement, armed with lathis, allegedly kidnapped seven villagers and later killed them.
According to a party announcement here, the BJP delegation comprising Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor (MP from Gujarat), Sameer Oraon and Neelkanth Munda (both from Jharkhand), Bharti Pawar (MP from Maharashtra), Gomti Roy (Chhattisgarh) and John Barla (lawmaker from West Bengal), visited the trouble-hit area. Police said the killers had 'dumped' bodies of the victims in a forest area in Burugulikera area.
Nadda has condemned the killing and extended his condolences to the bereaved families. The word 'Pathalgarhi' simply translates into the planting a stone order and in recent months, the group has opposed enforcement of law and order citing autonomy of tribal sentiment and powers. Media reports quoting police have earlier attributed the recent challenge to law and order by Pathalgadi supporters to a bunch of opium cultivators. The leaders of Pathalgadi movement had submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind highlighting their grievances and various demands. (UNI)