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PIL Filed By BJP Spokesperson And Senior Lawyer Gaurav Bhatia Demanding CBI Probe In BJP Activist’s Alleged Murder

Lawstreet Journal 29 Feb 2020 10:32pm

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BJP Spokesperson and also a Senior Lawyer Gaurav Bhatia has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in order to have a CBI probe into the matter concerning BJP Activist Dulal Kumar’s alleged murder. The Supreme Court on Monday, 27th January 2020, asked for the West Bengal’s government reply to the plea of Gaurav Bhatia which sought to make it a party in the petition concerning the murder of the activist which happened in 2018 in the state itself.

The 32-year-old BJP activist’s body was found hanging from an electric pole in Balarampur which comes under the Purulia district of West Bengal on 2nd June 2018 right after Panchayat Elections took place in the state. The petition said, “it was an example of the violence meted out by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal to its political rivals.”

“You (state government) file the response to the impleadment application within four weeks,” said the bench which comprised Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant.

Bhatia has also requested to be allowed to follow the PIL and to also be made a party to the case.

During the short proceedings, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented the side of the WB Government, stated that one day the Apex Court has to decide whether a Political Activist can be granted to file a PIL based on just Newspaper reports in such matters.

But the Apex court took note of Mr. Bhatia’s reply to Mr. Sibal, “We are conscious that opposition parties are also using the… Continue Reading...

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