The day D.C Port Vinod Kumar Mehta was murdered.

A quarter century has passed but Vinod K. Mehta, DC, Port Division, isstill remembered in the rank and file of Kolkata Police for the enormous courage that made himface this villains and also for the tragic end to this courage that would have probably won him a place in the pages of history.
It was one black morning on 18.03.1984 at around 11.45 A.M. some miscreants attacked V. K. Mehta, DC, Port Division, his guard,Constable Moktar Ali and others on Ramanajan Lane with bombs /brickbats and other lethal weapons. Mehta with Constable Moktar Ali, close on heels, faced these criminals who were equipped with lethal weapons. Faced with an attack, the duo along with other Policemen took shelter in side a mosque at Ramanajan Zone when the miscreants launched attack at the said mosque and demanded explanation from the Police Force.They were soon overpowered as the criminals took the mosque on seize and started hurling bombs. A Constable was injured. Mehta tried to escape through Battikal towards Garden Reach Road. Mehta took refuge in a house at 228/3, Battikal, but the killers follow him there. Moktar tried to save his superior’s life, but was dragged out and assaulted. His eyes were dug out, his revolver was snatched away and his limbs were chopped off. Moktar bled to death but the killers handn’t had enough with him. They set his body on fire.
By this time Mehta had managed to run off to another house in theneighbourhood at G 222, Battikal, but was soon spotted by the killergang. They attacked him with sharp weapons and he died instantly. Stripping him of his uniform and shoes, the killers threw Meheta’s body into a canal. The IPS Officer’s body was recovered later from the Kutcha drain near premises No.F59, Attabag.
A specific case was started in connection with this incident and was presented before the Ld.Court of Shri N. K. Bhattacharjee, 9th Court, Additional Session Judge, Alipore.
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. qualandar
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 10:49:13

    Reblogged this on Indian Lawyers Express.


  2. Sensush
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 11:15:21

    I remember this incident. I think the rest of the police force, excepting his bodyguard, did not put up much of a fight. The mafia in Gardenreach was not one that was of unknown faces, nor was the Kolkata police so weak as to be unable to save a brave DCP. But the ugly nexus of police-politician-goon would have gone bust if Vinod Mehta had continued any longer.


    • qualandar
      Jul 15, 2015 @ 17:34:15

      It is only tip of ice beco pieces and so brazenly the matter was

      covered up So brazenly the IPS officer was murd


  3. zedaarr Rahman
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 04:41:59

    I was a sub-Inspector in Calcutta Police when IPS officer Mr.Vinod Mehta had been killed. It was the fall out of one month old incident of mob frenzy in Watgunge police station due to a road accident and then police firing killing an innocent passer by young boy of the locality who was son of an Advocate having very close touch with Watgunge P.S. What I personally feel that had police interfered and moved quickly in his search when he went missing in Fatehpur Metiabrij under the leader ship of the then DC Special Branch Mr.Dinesh Vajpayee IPS who had reached at the police station much earlier on getting the news of mob fury, perhaps in all probability his life could have been saved. Superior officers never take the blames of their failure on themselves and so are the politicians. Kolkata Police should have a bust of Mr.Mehta erected in Lal Bazar Police HQ of Kolkata Police in his memory to keep him alive in the minds of police forces who throng daily in hundreds.


    • qualandar
      Apr 30, 2017 @ 05:27:41

      How could they have saved him, when they themselves were privy to the plot. Dead men cannot tell their stories but living can for them.

      Better than bust, the victim’s family members and friends should now write to PM and Supreme Court of India seeking an independent C.B.I inquiry and indictment of perpetuators- those who are living and also those who are dead posthomously so that their decendents should hang their heads in shame to meet the substantial ends of justice.

      It could be one of landmark cases in the anals of legal history in India.
      Citizens would in awe to see the long arms of the law.

      I am too bogged down and spent .

      I would tag the story with Honble PM Mr Narendra Modi and see if something happens.


  4. Soumava Gupta
    Sep 24, 2017 @ 18:43:33

    At what state of enquiry is it standing as of now.Because these criminal cases are alwayas valid


  5. Malabika
    Feb 28, 2018 @ 04:15:30

    It was the politically motivated murdered, took place with the help of top level police officials and bureaucrats.


    Mar 23, 2018 @ 17:32:27

    It was the politically motivated murdered, took place with the help of top level police officials and bureaucrats……..” you let the then ruling politicians was their hands”


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