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Calcutta High Court Hearing On Post Poll Violence In West Bengal : Live Updates

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28 May 2021 6:00 AM GMT
Calcutta High Court Hearing On Post Poll Violence In West Bengal : Live Updates
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A 5-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court is hearing a PIL seeking investigation into the post-poll violence which took place in West Bengal after assembly results.Considering that the matter related to protection of life and liberty of people of West Bengal, a division bench led by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal had referred the matter to a 5-judge...

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A 5-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court is hearing a PIL seeking investigation into the post-poll violence which took place in West Bengal after assembly results.

Considering that the matter related to protection of life and liberty of people of West Bengal, a division bench led by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal had referred the matter to a 5-judge bench.

Live Updates

  • 28 May 2021 6:12 AM GMT

    Court will consider the case next on Monday, May 31.

  • 28 May 2021 6:10 AM GMT

    'We make it clear that, leaving aside what is stated in the affidavit, it is the duty of the State officers to place on record details of entire incidents which took place in the area. Any failure on their part will result in dire consequences' -bench says in order.

  • 28 May 2021 6:05 AM GMT

    Advocate General : Firstly, I am yet to receive her affidavit.

    Acting Chief Justice : Ms Tibrewal, you supply the copy today itself. And we will take the case tomorrow.

  • 28 May 2021 6:05 AM GMT

    Tibrewal : I just require these people to be taken back. I will take care of that. All I need is that some police escort.

    Bench : You need a peaceful atmosphere to facilitate their ingress?

    Tibrewal : Yes.

  • 28 May 2021 6:04 AM GMT

    Acting Chief Justice : Mr. Advocate General, if you are resisting, we can ask National Human Rights Commission to do it.

    AG : Tibrewal is making unfounded allegations. Who are these persons? She has not said. Court cannot pass an order in the vacuum. 

  • 28 May 2021 6:04 AM GMT

    Acting Chief Justice : Mr. Advocate General, if you are resisting, we can ask National Human Rights Commission to do it.

    AG : Tibrewal is making unfounded allegations. Who are these persons? She has not said. Court cannot pass an order in the vacuum. 

  • 28 May 2021 6:04 AM GMT

    Justice Sen : Irrespective of all allegations, State has the obligation to ensure that people can go back to their houses. State has to ensure that people get their homes back. How can state oppose?

    Advocate General Kishore Dutta says a dedicated email id has been created to receive complaints on #postpollviolence.

    Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal : How many complaints received so far?

    AG : Till May 22, 74 complaints received.

  • 28 May 2021 6:04 AM GMT

    Acting Chief Justice says if the state is opposing, it will ask the National Human Rights Commission to ensure that the people are put back to their houses.

  • 28 May 2021 6:03 AM GMT

    The bench asks Advocate General if Tibrewal could be made a part of the team of the local police to ascertain if male folks are allowed to enter houses.

    Advocate General : She is yet to prove her allegations.

  • 28 May 2021 6:03 AM GMT

    Adv Tibrewal : Police goes to the home and clicks the pictures of mothers and wives in the house and tells the court that everything is okay. But the sons are not allowed to enter the house. So clicking the pictures of mothers and wives will not solve.

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