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West Bengal Post Poll Violence: Supreme Court Adjourns Plea for SIT Probe on Killings of 2 BJP Workers to June 18

Lawstreet Journal 18 Jun 2021 1:07am

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The Supreme Court adjourned till June 18, 2021, seeking a CBI or an SIT (special investigation team) investigation into the killing of two BJP activist during the post-poll violence in West Bengal.

Appearing before a Vacation Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and M.R. Shah, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta asked the court to schedule the hearing on June 18.

The court was primarily hearing a joint petition filed by the family members of BJP activists Abhijit Sarkar and Haran Adhikari, who was killed, allegedly in the violence following the Assembly polls in May.

On May 25, 2021, the Vacation bench of Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai had directed the West Bengal Government to file a counter-affidavit in the case, after being notified by the State's Counsel that FIRs have been enlisted by the state police in regard of both the killings and three people have been captured each in both the cases based on the allegations of the complainants.

Further, on May, 25,2021 the bench had issued a notice in this case and also impleaded National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women, National Commission for SC/ST, and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as additional respondents in the plea.

The plea filed by Biswajit Sarkar demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the alleged murder case of his brother and BJP booth worker Haran Adhikari allegedly at the behest of Trinamool Congress members.

The plea additionally demanded investigation concerning the widespread violent act which occurred in… Continue Reading...

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