Calcutta High Court Calls For Report From State Govt Regarding Law & Order Situation, Steps Taken To Prevent Post Poll Violence In West Bengal

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta High Court Calls For Report From State Govt Regarding Law & Order Situation, Steps Taken To Prevent Post Poll Violence In West Bengal Sparsh Upadhyay7 May 2021 5:19 AMShare This – xDealing with a public interest petition raising the issue regarding violence which took place in the State after the Assembly Elections, 2021, the Calcutta High Court on Friday (May 7) sought the details regarding the latest status of the law and order situation in the State.Significantly, considering the importance where life and liberty of the people in the State of West Bengal is at stake and the issues sought to be raised by the petitioner, a Larger Bench was constituted to hear the instant petition. A Five-Judge-Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice I. P. Mukerji, Justice Harish Tandon, Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Subrata Talukdar heard the matter briefly when the Advocate General sought an adjournment to file an affidavit of the Home Secretary of the State specifying the areas where the violence has taken place and the steps taken to prevent or control the same. The Court was dealing with a Petition moved before it regarding violence taking place in various parts of the State of West Bengal after Assembly Elections, 2021.The Plea has been filed by an Advocate Anindya Sundar Das through Advocates Uday Sankar Chattopadhyay, Debopriya Samanta, Santanu Majhi raising the grievance that life and liberty of the people is in danger due to alleged inaction by the police.The plea has submitted that the activists of the ruling party after the declaration of the result attacked the houses of the activists and supporters of the opposition parties and that they ransacked and looted the properties and they physically assaulted the innocent persons who only cast their votes to any opposition party according to the assessment of the local leaders of the ruling party.”In fact, after general elections, some sorts of violence usually occur in West Bengal, and administration takes active part to prevent the said violence, but now the sorrow state of affair is that the hooligans of the locale in the name of the religion attacked the supporters of the opposition party who by birth belong to another religion. In fact, those innocent distressed persons have been driven out from their locale. Their cattle, including hens, birds and other economically important domestic animals have been stolen,” the plea states.Read more about the petition: “Violence By Political Parties Has Become Citizens’ Nightmare”: PIL In Calcutta High Court Seeks Deployment Of Central Forces In West BengalCase title – Anindya Sundar Das v. Union of India and othersClick Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsActing Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal Justice I. P. Mukerji Justice Harish Tandon Justice Soumen Sen Justice Subrata Talukdar West Bengal Governemnt Alleged Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal post poll violence Post Poll Violence In West Bengal Next Storylast_img read more