On April 30, 1992, a Hindu organization's sixteen monks and a nun were killed and set on fire in broad daylight near Ballygunge in Kolkata.
The first attack on the Margis was at its Purulia global headquarters in 1967, in which CPI (M) cadres murdered five monks. On April 30, 1992, Ananda Margis headed from all over the country to an educational conference at the Tiljala center. CPI (M) Cadres intercepted the taxis carrying monks and sannyasins at three separate locations, immersed them in petrol and kerosene, and set them on fire. At least seventeen Margis were burned to death, and several others were severely injured.
The government set up a commission of inquiry that did not proceed beyond its notification and did not have a single hearing. Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu referring to the incident, infamously said, 'What can be done? Such things do happen.' A state CID inquiry produced no results, and no justice was ever done. In 2011, Ananda Margis appealed to the Mamata Banerjee government for a Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The Justice Amitava Lala Inquiry began proceedings in October 2013.