Calcutta High Court on Thursday gave it’s verdict on West Bengal’s post poll violence. The court has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the alleged rape, murder and other crimes against women occured in the state after Trinamool Congress’s storming victory in the recently concluded assembly elections.
The Calcutta High Court has also directed that a separate Special Investigation Team (SIT), with senior officers from the West Bengal cadre, be set up to probe the other allegations quoted by NHRC committee and the SIT will be court-monitored.
IPS officers : Suman Bala Sahoo, Soumen Mitra and Ranbir Kumar will be part of the SIT and the team’s functioning will be monitored by a retired Supreme Court judge
The seven-member NHRC committee submitted its final report on July 13, criticizing the TMC led state government, while recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.
The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice IP Mukerji, Justice Harish Tandon, Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Subrata Talukdar, ordered the West Bengal Government to process the compensation for the victims and rejected the state government’s allegation that the investigation conducted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was biased.
Post poll violence reportedly erupted in Bengal on May 2, the day on which results of the assembly elections were declared. Bharatiya Janta Party accused Trinamool Congress’s supporters of instigating the violence in various parts of the state and also assaulting BJP’s party workers.
Faraaz is pursuing Mass Communication & Journalism from BBD University Lucknow.