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West Bengal Post Poll Violence: Calcutta High Court Takes on Record NHRC Committee's Final Report; Adjourns Case to July 22 for Arguments [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2021 7:35pm

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The seven-member committee set up by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal on Tuesday (July 13,2021) submitted its report to Calcutta High Court.

According to the committee's interim report, the High Court observed on July 2,2021 that the 2021 assembly elections were violent, leading to several deaths and rampant sexual exploitation of women and children.

Today, Advocate Subir Sanyal asked the court for permission to present the committee's final report. The committee has submitted five sets of reports with separate sealed covers with annexures.

The court read it briefly but did not express any opinions on the findings and directed that a copy of the same be supplied to counsels appearing for all the parties. One week has been given to file objection/response to report.

In an earlier order, a 5-Judge Bench hearing the matter ordered a second autopsy on the late BJP member Abhijit Sarkar, who was allegedly killed by TMC members in the post-voting violence.

Today, the Court was informed that the autopsy has been conducted and a report in that regard will be submitted to Court in a sealed cover. However, Sakar's brother Biswajit stated that the body could not be identified due to its poor condition. Biswajit agreed to provide his samples for DNA matching to determine the identity of the body.

Therefore, the court ordered the collection of blood samples from Biswajit at the command hospital in Kolkata and sent them to the CFSL in Kolkata in… Continue Reading...


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