NHRC notice to Jharkhand over killings of Maoists

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to the Jharkhand government over the killings of 12 people, including four minors, suspected to be Maoists, a statement said on Tuesday.

According to media reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said the 12 suspected Maoists were killed in a joint operation in Bakoria village on June 9, 2015. Those killed included a teacher, who had apparently received threat from the Maoists.

NHRC member Justice D. Murugesan has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Jharkhand, asking for a detailed report narrating the full sequence of events leading to the killings, within four weeks.

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