Cobrapost claims Ranveer Sena killed 144 Dalits in Bihar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 01:42 IST

Investigative web portal Cobrapost on Tuesday claimed that it has confession on camera of operatives of Ranveer Sena claiming to have been involved in mass murders in Bihar between 1994 and 2000. As many as 144 Dalits were killed in these massacres including several women and children.

The Cobrapost on Tuesday claimed that its journalist K Ashish got the confessions of Ranveer Sena members Chandkeshwar alias Chandreshwar, Pramod Singh, Bhola Singh, Arvind Kumar Singh, Siddhnath Singh and Ravindra Chaudhry by claiming that he was making a movie on the Sena, a disbanded armed group of upper castes in Bihar.

Except Chaudhary, all others were accused in mass murders. “These mass murderers not only reveal how they planned and carried out indiscriminate killings on such scale with precision and ruthlessness of a war machine but also candidly admit who trained them, who armed them, who financed them and who lent them political support, naming some big-time politicians,” Cobrapost said in a statement on Tuesday.

It also said that this was a reason for abrupt dismissal of Justice Amir Das Commission of Inquiry that the state government had set up on December 27, 1997 in the wake of Laxmanpur Bathe massacre as soon as the JDU–BJP alliance came to power in Bihar.

In an interview with Cobrapost, Justice Das (retd) categorically states that he was asked to shut shop because his report could have implicated some prominent politicos for their support to the private army, the webportal claimed.

The alleged confessions of the accused were released on the day PM Narendra Modi announced a financial package for Bihar. Cobrapost also claimed that Ranveer Sena had political patronage of the BJP, a reason for disbanding of Das commission. The investigations also showed that Sena had a diabolical plan of carrying out 50 massacres in as many villages.

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