Honouring Papiya

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Petition to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Bihar, Seeking Justice

 

 

Letter to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 27th October 2011

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Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 21 February 2011

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Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 3rd December 2010

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Letter to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 25th November 2010


 

Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 13th September 2010

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Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 9th April 2010


 

Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 26th June'09

To

Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister,
Government of Bihar,
Patna.
 

 

E-mail: tghoshk@gmail.com
26 June, 2009


Sir,

Subject : MURDER CASE OF PROF. PAPIYA GHOSH AND MALTI DEVI ON 3 DECEMBER 2006 AT PATNA – APPEAL BY ACADEMICIANS & WELL WISHERS.

This is yet another Appeal (as the earlier ones have gone unacknowledged) for the immediate arrest of two absconders, Mustaqim and Sanjogi Rai, involved, according to the Bihar Police, in the brutal murder of my sister Prof. Papiya Ghosh of Patna University and her Domestic Help, Smt. Malti Devi, on 3 December 2006 at 168 Patliputra Colony, Patna. More than two years have gone by and it is appalling that the perpetrators of the horrific crime against two innocent, single women, are still at large, posing a grave danger to society.

As your Government is receiving encomiums for “sushashan”, it is expected that your will ensure that Prof. Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi are not denied justice. The conviction of 5 accused in the Patna Sessions Court on 19 September 2008, has given us hope that the case will be taken to its logical conclusion.

I am enclosing the signatures of esteemed Academicians who participated in the “Papiya Ghosh Annual Seminar on Minority Cultures” at the Centre for Social Sciences at Kolkata on 25 and 26th June, 2009 and other well-wishers endorsing this Appeal, for your kind consideration and necessary action please.

An acknowledgement by your Office, this time, will be much appreciated.

Thanking you,
 

Encl : a/a

(Dr. T. Kumar), IAS
(Managing Trustee)
 

   

Petition for Thorough Investigation and Justice in the Murder of Professor Papiya Ghosh and Ms. Malti Devi to Shri Nitish Kumar  in August'08
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Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 25th June'08

Dr. T. Kumar, IAS

tgkumar@sansad.nic.in

 

No. LS/Misc/Pr. Secy/2008

To

Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister,
Government of Bihar,
Patna.
 

25th June, 2008

SUB : DOUBLE MURDER OF PROF. PAPIYA GHOSH AND MALTI DEVI ON 3 DECEMBER, 2006 AT 168, PATLIPUTRA COLONY, PATNA.

Respected Sir,

I request you to kindly recall my previous communications to you on the above mentioned subject. The latest one was dated 18th March, 2008.

It is with a very great sense of disappointment, I record that these have remained unacknowledged by your Office, although they deal with an extremely serious matter.

Notwithstanding the evident indifference – which I would like to believe relates to my ‘Petitions’ not having been put up to you – I am trying once more to seek your personal intervention in securing justice, in line with your professed public commitment and also your formal intimation to the Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chatterjee, last year.

Specifically, I am very concerned and anguished that two of the alleged perpetrators of the dastardly crime as per Police Reports - Mustaqim and Sanjog Rai - are still to be apprehended by the Administration although more than a year and a half has elapsed. Further, the proceedings in the Trial (ST No. 188, State Vs. Ramachandra Mahto in the Fast Track Court No. 5 of ASJ, Patna) appear to have slowed down and an early verdict to bring to book the masterminds and all those responsible for the most reprehensible violation of human rights of two, single, innocent, law-abiding women whose lives were dedicated to Bihar, is unlikely, in the circumstances.

These unfortunate developments are in such stark contrast with the positive Media reporting on the improved condition of law and order in the State, under your esteemed leadership, that I am left wondering as to the “reasons” and also when Prof. Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi will receive justice from the State Administration that they are legally entitled to.

A response, Sir, would be deeply appreciated.

Thanking you,

(Dr. T. Kumar)
 

 
 
 

Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 8th June'08

To

Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister,
Government of Bihar,
Patna.
 

 

214, Hilton WTC Residence,
1191, Corniche El Nile,
Cairo, EGYPT
keya_sen04@hotmail.com
8 June, 2008


Sir,

Subject : Reminder for arrest and bringing to justice the absconding criminals in the double murder case of Prof. Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi.

I had written to you on 3 April,2008, appealing to you for the arrest of the two still absconding criminals named by the police as Mustakeen and Sanjogi Rai, members of the barbaric gang of dacoits cum murderers, who had executed the gruesome double murders of my younger sister Prof. Papiya Ghosh and her aged, invalid maid Malti Devi inside Prof. Ghosh’s own house in Pataliputra Colony, Patna, on the night of 2 December,2006.

My youngest sister, Dr. T. Kumar, I.A.S, Principal Secretary to Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Hon’ble Speaker Lok Sabha, has already been communicating with you in this matter over the past year.

One and a half years have passed since the terrible multiple crimes have been committed, but instead of being swiftly rounded up and brought to book, along with the rest, these two perpetrators of the most reprehensible crimes are still able to successfully challenge ability of the law and order enforcing system to arrest and bring them to trial.

It is baffling as to why the police force is still finding it difficult to arrest the two absconding criminals.

The case of Prof. Papiya Ghosh who had dedicated her entire life to the cause of education in Bihar, and who was an exemplary law abiding and highly respected citizen, and that of Malti Devi,deserve to be given due regard, so that justice is neither indefinitely delayed, nor denied.
Otherwise, these reprehensible murders of the two defenceless women will continue to remain as a shameful blot on the new image of Bihar which you have been striving to create.

As an Indian living abroad, I have been hearing about your efforts to improve the image of Bihar, and to attract investments necessary for Bihar’s industrial revival.
Rounding up of the criminals mentioned, and bringing them to book, without further loss of time would certainly go a long way in improving the credibility about the law and order situation in Bihar today, and would build up confidence in the state as a safe place to live and invest in.

Thanking you,
 

Yours Faithfully,
(Mrs. Keya Sen)
214, WTC Hilton Residency,
1191, Corniche El Nile,
Cairo, EGYPT
e-mail: keya_sen04@hotmail.com
 

   
Petition to Shri Nitish Kumar  on 3rd April'08

To

Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister,
Government of Bihar,
Patna.
 

3 April, 2008


Hon’ble Sir,

Subject : Murder of Prof. Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi, in Patna on 2nd December, 2006.

I am writing to you in connection of the murders of my younger sister Prof. Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi which took place on 2nd December,2006 in Patna.

Four of the gang of criminals have been put on trial subsequently but despite sixteen months having passed after the reprehensible crimes, two of the murderous gang who executed these heinous crimes, named by the police, as quoted in the press, as Mustakeen and Sanyogi Rai, still remain to be arrested, and put on trial.


The indescribable brutality with which my sister Papiya Ghosh, and Malti Devi were murdered is unparalleled. As you are aware, these worst type of atrocities against women were carried out with brazen impunity in a house a mere stone’s throw away from the Police thana.


They were barbarically deprived of the most basic of human rights – that to life.

My sister Papiya Ghosh had devoted her life to the cause of higher education in Bihar. She was a scrupulously honest citizen. As a law abiding citizen, she relied on the state to provide a secure environment where citizens can go about their lives peaceably but things turned out to be otherwise.

I, on behalf of the grieving family request you to speedily get the two absconding criminals apprehended and bring them to speedy trial as well. If crimminals continue to find it so easy to kill and disappear, what deterrent will be left to prevent crime,and make society a safer place?

Only when all the criminals involved in these reprehensible multiple crimes are