CBI and SIT submitted a sealed report to the Calcutta High Court in the case of violence in the state after the West Bengal assembly elections.
West Bengal Post Poll Violence Case: On Monday, the CBI and the SIT submitted their sealed report in the Calcutta High Court in the case of violence after the assembly elections in West Bengal. Now the next hearing in this case will be held on November 8 next month. It may be noted that the Calcutta High Court had directed a court-monitored CBI probe after accepting the recommendations of the NHRC committee in all heinous cases like rape and murder during the post-Vidhan Sabha elections in the state.Also Read – Supreme Court’s notice to the Center, said- ‘Cannot leave flat buyers at the mercy of builders’
Earlier on September 28, the CBI filed a charge sheet against six persons in connection with the killing of a man during the post-poll violence at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. The people against whom the charge sheets were filed were told that they are all Trinamool Congress workers. Also Read – Mamta Banerjee’s party won all the seats in the by-election, TMC’s Zakir Hussain won by a huge margin of 92,480 votes in Jangipur
Officials said at that time that the CBI has filed a charge sheet against Tahidul Mian, Haridas Burman, Madan Burman, Nab Kumar Burman, Shyamal Burman and Aurobindo Burman before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Cooch Behar. In August last, the Calcutta High Court had directed the CBI to investigate the post-poll violence. Also Read – Even though Mamata has won the election, I am the ‘man of the match’ of the game: BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal
Apart from this, on Tuesday, September 28, the Supreme Court had sought response from the Center and others on the petition of the West Bengal government, in which the CBI probe into the cases of murder and crimes against women during the post-poll violence in Kolkata. The decision of the Calcutta High Court to order was challenged. However, the top court had refused to give any direction to the CBI not to register any further FIR in the case.
Earlier, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into all alleged cases of heinous crimes in the state after the election results after accepting the recommendations of the NHRC panel. For other criminal cases related to the post-poll violence, the High Court had directed a court-monitored investigation by a Special Investigation Team. (Input – PTI and IANS)