Flagging the “custodial death” of a person whom the BJP has claimed to be its employee, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday alleged that the state “politicised” police has “finger in every pie” of governance.
In a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr Dhankhar stated the loss of life of Madan Ghorai of Kanakpur village in East Midnapore district is one more occasion of “dehumanising torture, assault and death” in custody and asserted that such incidents, dotting the state, have assumed “horrendous proportions, impeaching the credibility of rule of law”.
“It is an open secret that politicised police has ‘finger in every pie’ of governance, a facet of police state,” Mr Dhankhar stated.
Madan Ghorai was arrested on September 26 in reference to a kidnapping case.
The police had stated he was in judicial custody and never in its custody as claimed by BJP.
“High time you redeem your constitutional oath and enforce rule of law, ensure ”democratic governance” in the state, make police and administration ”politically neutral” and accountable,” Mr Dhankhar wrote to the chief minister.
The governor additionally urged the chief minister to deal with the problems flagged by him on a precedence foundation.