The Calcutta High Court on Friday reprimanded the Bengal government for taking very seriously the violence that broke out in Bengal after the elections. On the post-poll violence, a 5-member bench of the Kolkata High Court issued a show-cause notice to the Jadavpur DM, Police Chief/SP, asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them.
The police have been ordered to register all the cases of the victims of the post-poll violence. BJP leader Abhijit Sarkar’s second post-mortem has been ordered to be done at Command Hospital Kolkata. The Chief Secretary of the state directed to keep all the documents related to the post-poll violence safe.
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre, the West Bengal government and the Election Commission on a petition seeking a SIT probe into the causes of the post-poll violence in West Bengal. A bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran was hearing a plea by advocate Hari Shankar Jain, seeking a direction to a SIT probe into the post-poll violence.
Meanwhile, Live Law reported on Wednesday that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has submitted a brief report to the Calcutta High Court regarding complaints against displacement of people due to violence. The court has adjourned the matter till July 2 to examine the report. Last week, the High Court dismissed a petition by the West Bengal government to withdraw its June 18 order, in which a five-judge bench of the High Court directed the NHRC chairman to conduct an inquiry into all the cases of alleged The committee was directed to be constituted.
Following the court’s orders, on June 21, NHRC Chairman Justice (Retd) Arun Mishra constituted the panel headed by former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain. However, the NHRC team reportedly faced threats of assault and violence in Jadavpur on Tuesday afternoon. National Commission for Minorities Vice-Chairman, Atif Rashid, who was with the team, said that the mob tried to kill and chase them, and the police personnel accompanying them were of no help.
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