New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) The NHRC today sent a notice to the West Bengal government and the state’s police chief over alleged failure of law enforcement agencies “in protecting the liberty and dignity” of people who have become victims of violence in Asansol-Raniganj area during Ram Navami celebrations.

Expressing serious concern over the situation, the National Human Rights Commission has issued the notice to the state’s chief secretary, home secretary and the director general of police, seeking detailed report in four weeks, senior officials said.

The rights panel, in a statement, has also asked its Director General (Investigation) to depute a team headed by an officer not below the rank of an SSP to visit the disturbed areas of Asansol-Raniganj for spot investigation or inquiry to assess the actual situation and submit a report within three weeks.

The Asansol-Raniganj belt had witnessed clashes between two groups over Ram Navami celebrations, resulting in the death of one person. Two police officers were also injured in the clashes.

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