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Calcutta HC Orders DNA Test on Victim Abhijit Sarkar in West Bengal Post Poll Violence

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2021 11:43pm

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While hearing a plea in the West Bengal post-poll violence, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday (July 13, 2021) has ordered a DNA test on the body of Abhijit Sarkar after his brother Biswajit Sarkar reportedly could not identify the body. 

Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani told a five-judge bench of the High Court that his client, Biswajit Sarkar, brother of the deceased, was unable to say with certainty whether the body was that of his brother Abhijit since it was badly mutilated. 

“My client wants a DNA test to be conducted to know whether the body is that of his brother or not,” Jethmalani said.

The High Court then directed that the samples will be collected at the Command Hospital and sent to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Kolkata for analysis and the examination report must be submitted within seven days to the High Court. This comes after the High Court had earlier asked for a second autopsy for Abhijit Sarkar. 

“The second autopsy of deceased Abhijit Sarkar, whose body was lying in hospital be undertaken by a team of doctors in the Command Hospital, Kolkata,” the court ordered. 

Y.J Dastoor, Additional Advocate General, apprised the Calcutta High Court that an autopsy of the deceased had been conducted and the report was being prepared and the same shall be submitted to the Calcutta High Court in a sealed cover.

The Calcutta High Court had also ordered a probe to be conducted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into… Continue Reading...

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