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Bengal govt to move SC against HC’s order for a CBI probe into post-poll violence


The West Bengal government is likely to approach the Supreme Court after the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe in the alleged murder and rape cases linked to the post-poll violence. The high court has also ordered an SIT probe into the other offences linked to the violence that erupted after the Assembly poll results were declared on May 2 in which the Trinamool Congress (TMC) recorded a thumping victory.

According to media reports, the West Bengal government will file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court. A team of lawyers and legal experts recruited by the state government are studying the high court’s order to see at what points the verdict can be challenged in the top court.

BJP welcomes HC’s decision

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia noted that the ruling of the HC was crucial since the decision had been unanimously passed by the 5-bench judge. He asserted that the court’s order for a CBI probe had highlighted that justice could only be possible with ‘fair investigation’ something that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had failed to do.

“Calcutta High Court has given an important decision on the violence after the assembly election results in West Bengal. There is also a special thing in this that the five judges of the Calcutta High Court have unanimously said that innocent people suffered harassment, whose families were killed, women who have lost their identity,” said Gaurav Bhatia.

The verdict Bengal

A five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court, headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into alleged rape and murder cases and directed the formation of an SIT to look into other offences related to the reports of violence in parts of West Bengal following the declaration of Assembly election results on May 2.

The CBI and SIT probe into the alleged post-poll violence will be monitored by the Calcutta High Court. It has directed the central agency to file a report on its investigation in the next six weeks.     


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