File Affidavit On NHRC’s Post-Poll Violence Report: Court To West Bengal

File Affidavit On Panel's Post-Poll Violence Report: Court To Bengal

Panel members had visited Bengal to organize their report. (File)


The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the West Bengal authorities to file an affidavit stating its place on the National Human Rights Commission’s report on post-poll violence within the state.

A five-judge bench listening to a clutch of plea alleging that folks have been subjected to assault, made to flee properties and property was destroyed because of post-poll violence in Bengal, requested the state authorities to file its affidavit by July 26.

The matter will probably be taken up for listening to once more on July 28.

In an indictment of the Mamata Banerjee authorities, the Human Rights Commission inquiry committee report had stated the scenario within the state is a manifestation of “Law of Ruler” as a substitute of “Rule of Law”.

The seven-member committee, which submitted its report earlier than the excessive courtroom on July 13, really useful that investigation in grievous offences like homicide and rape be handed over to the CBI, and these instances ought to be tried exterior the state.

Appearing for one of many respondents, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed there have been irregularities within the Human Rights Commission report and that it contained allegations of crime that preceded the date of declaration of West Bengal meeting election outcomes on May 2.

He additionally alleged that the report smacked of political consideration.

Representing one of many petitioners, senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani submitted that Human Rights Commission report mirrored the true legislation and order scenario in West Bengal.

He urged the bench, presided by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, handy over investigation into heinous crimes like homicide and rape to an impartial investigating company for an neutral probe.

The National Human Rights Commission, in its report, had additionally talked about “retributive violence” by supporters of the ruling celebration in opposition to these of the principle opposition celebration.


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