PARTHA PRATIM ROY,
11 DECEMBER 2006, HINDUSTAN TIMES, PATNA.
Activists of Bengalee Association, University Teachers, members of the Intelligentsia and Human Rights Activists unanimously demanded a CBI probe into the gruesome murder of Patna University History Professor, Papiya Ghosh and urged the Nitish Kumar Government to nab the killers at the earliest.
Seething with anger they sat on Dharna at Kargil Chowk on Monday protest the brutal killing of Prof Ghosh’s murder.
“The Dharna is organised to pressurise the Government to arrest the killers immediately. We want to know why Papiya’s murderers are still unidentified? Are they were more powerful than the Government?” said the President of Bengalee Association Dilip Sinha. “If the Government fails to nab the killers within the next seven days we will take out a peaceful procession in the State Capital in which the members of Bengalee Association from all parts of the State will participate. We will also submit a Memorandum to the Governor shortly if we do not see any progress in the case, Sinha said.
President and Secretary of PUTA (Patna University Teachers Association) Professor UK Sinha and Prof Randhir Kumar Singh and Secretary PURTA (Patna University Retired Teachers Association), Dr Subhas Kumar Ganguly, who were also participating in the Dharna condemned the dastardly act and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
Professor Purnendu Mukherjee, coordinator All India Bengalee Association and HoD, Bengalee Department, B N College and Professor Jayanti Sarkar, Department of Economics, Darbhanga House, Patna University also demanded immediate arrest of the assailants. “I am concerned over the inordinate delay in nabbing the culprits. Justice delayed is justice denied'” Mukherjee said.
Dr Dilip Sen who was also present said, “We will not end our agitation till the killers of Papiya are sent behind bars.”