New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Mamata Banerjee government of Bengal why it should not recommend a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into the murders of three BJP workers in the recent past.

It all started with BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia praying for an investigation under CBI in the murders of Trilochan Mahato, Dulal Kumar and Shaktipada Sarkar. Bhatia has requested the apex court also for compensations to the families and adequate security for them.

All the three were murdered in the most brutal manner. The 18-year-old BJP worker Trilochan Mahato, as well as 20-year-old Dulal Kumar, were found hanging from a tree in Purulia, a district where the BJP has made significant inroads in the recently held Panchayat election. Shaktipada Sardar, was stabbed to death in Mandirbazar block in South 24 Parganas of Bengal. Two TMC leaders were arrested for the murder of Sardar.

Bengal is reeling under a spate of political murders. And with the apex court seeking a reply from ‘Didi’ on CBI inquiry into the three murders, it has surely come back to haunt the Bengal government.