Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Murder of CPI(M) Leader Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the killing of Com. Inderjeet Singh, member of the Punjab State Committee of the Party and Secretary of its Patiala District Committee. Com. Inderjeet was brutally attacked by a gang of goondas led by Shamsher Singh Lala on April 4, 2007. He succumbed to his injuries yesterday at the Government Hospital, Chandigarh.

Inderjeet had incurred the wrath of the goondas as he took up the case of a dalit girl who was raped by Shamsher Singh. He doggedly pursued the case resulting in the accused being sentenced to ten years imprisonment. It is in revenge for this, that he has been murdered. The Polit Bureau demands the severest punishment for the murderers.

Inderjeet Singh has laid down his life in the finest traditions of the Communist Party for steadfastly championing the cause of the oppressed. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife and children.