Notice issued to centre, EC and West Bengal government by Supreme Court on post-poll violence

On a plea seeking SIT investigation into the cause of post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Supreme Court issued a notice on Thursday to the Centre, the West Bengal government along with the election commission of India as reported by Bar and Bench. Advocate Hari Shankar Jain’s plea seeking directions For an SIT probe into the post-poll violence was heard by a bench led by Justice Vineet Saran.

Concerning complaints against displacement of people due to the violence, a brief report has been submitted to the Calcutta high court by the National Human Rights Commission and to examine the report, the court has adjourned the matter till 2nd July, as reported by the Live Law.

To recall the 18th June order in which a five-judge bench of the high court had directed the chairperson of the NHRC for constituting a committee to examine all the cases of alleged human rights violation during post-poll violence, A petition by the West Bengal government was being dismissed by the high court last week.

The panel headed by former intelligence bureau chief Rajiv Jain was constituted by National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice (retd,) Arun Mishra following the court’s order on 21st June While on Tuesday afternoon, heckling and threats of violence in Jadavpur was reportedly faced by the NHRC team. A mob tried to hit and chase them while the police personnel accompanying them provided with no help, as stated by Atif Rasheed, the vice-chairman of the national commission for minorities.

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