After the order of the Kolkata High Court in the post-election violence in West Bengal, the CBI has started investigation by registering about 31 cases. The Mamta government had opposed this order.
Symbolic photo: Violence in Bengal, CBI and Calcutta High Court.
West Bengal government in the case of violence after the West Bengal assembly elections (West Bengal governmentThe Supreme Court on Monday on a petition challenging the decision of the Calcutta High Court (Calcutta HC) to investigate the CBI.Supreme Court) has been adjourned till next Monday. The Supreme Court has asked the state government to submit a note with the main points of its case. Along with this, the appeal of the West Bengal government against the order of the Calcutta High Court for a CBI inquiry into the violence after the assembly elections has been listed in the Supreme Court today.
Let us inform that in its petition, the Mamta government had said that it does not expect a fair investigation because the CBI is working at the behest of the Centre. CBI is busy registering cases against TMC office bearers. Let us tell you that on August 19, the High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry to investigate the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
The petition will be heard again on September 20
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the West Bengal government before a bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose, pointed to the members of the Human Rights Committee set up to probe the incidents and said, “Can you imagine that these people Who has been appointed to collect the data? Is this BJP’s inquiry committee?” To this, the top court said, “If someone had a political past and if he comes to an official position, will we consider him prejudiced on the same fact?” Sibal said that the members are still posting related to BJP and how can the chairman of human rights committee appoint such members?
During this he sought some interim orders. On this, the top court said that it will hear the matter on September 20.
CBI has started investigation after the direction of the High Court
Meanwhile, after the order of the Kolkata High Court in the post-poll violence in West Bengal, the CBI had started investigation by registering about 31 cases. So far, the CBI has arrested a total of 11 accused in the registered cases. These arrests have been made in two separate cases. The CBI has been continuing its investigation into the post-poll violence in different areas of West Bengal for the past several weeks. The CBI team has visited about a dozen areas including 24 Parganas, Toofan Ganj, Nalhati, Virbhoomi after investigating with the forensic team.
Mamta government has challenged the order of the High Court
In a setback to Mamata Banerjee’s government, a five-judge bench of the High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry. Apart from this, the Calcutta High Court had also ordered the formation of an SIT to investigate the incidents of violence. The CBI inquiry into the incidents of violence was opposed by the Trinamool government of Bengal. The High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry into the murder, rape cases during the post-poll violence in Bengal. Apart from this, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate other crimes. The investigation of CBI and SIT will be under the supervision of the High Court. The court has ordered the CBI to submit its investigation report within 6 weeks.
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