GG News Bureau
Kolkata, 8th May. The case of violence in West Bengal after the election results has reached the Calcutta High Court. On Friday, a five-member constitution bench of the High Court sought a report from the state home secretary. The Home Secretary has been directed to submit a report on the whereabouts of the incidents of violence and what steps have been taken. The next hearing of the case will be held on 10 May.
A five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court took cognizance of a PIL. The court asked the state government to file an affidavit on the current law and order situation within three days. This petition has claimed that the life and freedom of the people in Bengal is in danger due to post-election violence.
The bench directed the State Advocate General Kishore Dutta to mention in the affidavit the areas where violence erupted and also the steps taken to control or prevent them. Initially, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee started the hearing and then referred it to a larger bench for hearing after noon recess.
A bench of five judges was constituted to hear the petition. Petitioner Anindya Sundar Das claimed in the petition that the lives of the people were in danger due to the alleged failure of the state police force to take action.
Five-member Constitution Bench of the Calcutta High Court to hear a PIL today on the post-poll violence in West Bengal
The PIL has been filed by an advocate of the High Court
— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2021